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If you are trying to quit smoking with the nicotine lozenge, be aware of negative interactions with certain drugs you are taking. Although the lozenge itself does not necessarily cause reactions with many medications, the act of stopping smoking can alter the way your body handles certain medicines, including insulin and benzodiazepines. This may increase your risk for side effects or other problems.

An Overview of Nicotine Lozenge Interactions

The nicotine lozenge (Nicorette® Lozenge) is a nonprescription nicotine replacement medication used to help people stop smoking (known as smoking cessation). The lozenge itself is unlikely to react with most medications. However, stopping smoking may affect a number of other medicines.
 
Some of the drugs that may cause negative interactions with nicotine lozenges or that may be affected by smoking cessation include:
 
  • Benzodiazepines, such as:
 
 
  • Beta agonists, such as:
 
 
 
 
 
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