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Serious Side Effects

Some possible adverse reactions to Nicotrol NS should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Nose or throat irritation that is severe or does not go away after a few weeks of use
  • Ulcers or blisters in the nose
  • Feelings of dependence on the nasal spray
  • Persistent heartburn or indigestion
  • An irregular, rapid, or forcefully beating heart (arrhythmias or palpitations)
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Problems breathing, such as shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Symptoms of a nicotine overdose, such as:
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Sweating
    • Extreme dizziness
    • Diarrhea
    • Weakness
    • A rapid heartbeat
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.

Other Uncommon Reactions

Some problems reported in clinical trials occurred in less than 1 percent of people using the medication. Some of these rare but possible side effects of Nicotrol NS include:
  • Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Dry mouth
  • Hiccups
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Purple-colored skin spots
  • Problems speaking
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with speech or language (aphasia)
  • Migraines
  • Wheezing or breathing problems
  • Changes in vision
  • Drooling.
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