Nicorette Gum Side Effects

Hiccups, heartburn, and an unpleasant taste are some of the commonly reported side effects with Nicorette Gum. If reactions do occur, they tend to be minor and easily treated. However, potentially serious side effects may also occur. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems such as difficulty breathing, vomiting, or a severe jaw ache.

An Introduction to Nicorette Gum Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Nicorette® Gum (nicotine gum) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Nicorette Gum. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Nicorette Gum

The prescribing information for prescription medications contains the exact percentage of side effects that occurred in clinical trials. However, information for over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as Nicorette Gum, is less inclusive. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly what side effects to expect and how common the reactions may be.
Some information is available from clinical studies and from Nicorette Gum package information. Based on this information, some of the possible Nicorette Gum side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Hiccups
  • Belching
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Increased salivation
  • Mild jaw ache
  • Sore mouth or throat
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability.
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