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Nicotrol® NS (nicotine nasal spray) is a prescription drug used as part of a smoking-cessation program. It helps people quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as cravings. As a result, people who use the drug are often more successful at quitting smoking than those who are not taking anything.
Nicotrol NS comes in the form of a nasal spray that is administered into each nostril once or twice an hour, every hour. However, the medication should not be used more than 40 times in a day. Possible side effects include short-term nosebleeds, nasal irritation, and coughing.
(Click Nicotrol NS to learn more about this prescription drug, including important safety precautions, what to tell your healthcare provider before using it, and what to do in cases of overdose.)
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