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When trying to stop smoking cigarettes with the nicotine lozenge, your dosage will depend on how soon after you wake up that you have your first cigarette of the day. Treatment with this lozenge typically lasts 12 weeks, during which you will gradually decrease the number of lozenges you use each day to slowly wean your body off nicotine.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of the Nicotine LozengeYour initial dose of the nicotine lozenge (Nicorette® Lozenge) will depend on how soon after waking up you normally smoke your first cigarette of the day. The dose is then slowly reduced to gradually wean your body off nicotine.
Nicotine Lozenge Dosing Guidelines for Smoking CessationThe nicotine lozenge comes in 2-mg and 4-mg strengths. You should use the same strength for your entire 12 weeks of treatment.
- One lozenge every one to two hours for the first six weeks (weeks 1 through 6), then
- One lozenge every two to four hours for three weeks (weeks 7 through 9), then
- One lozenge every four to eight hours for three weeks (weeks 10 through 12).