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If you want to quit smoking cigarettes, the nicotine lozenge (Nicorette® Lozenge) may help you reach your goal. The lozenge is used every one to eight hours and releases a controlled amount of nicotine as it dissolves in the mouth. This helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms and helps gradually wean you off nicotine. Nausea, heartburn, and belching are some of the possible side effects of this medicine.
 
It's a good idea to review this drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with the nicotine lozenge. Although this medication is available over-the-counter (OTC), it is not suitable for everyone. For example, if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart problems, consult your healthcare provider to make sure it is safe for you to use the nicotine lozenge.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Nicotine Lozenge. This article provides an in-depth discussion on how to use this medication and also explains how it works, what to expect while using it, and more.)
 
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