Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Heart problems, including heart disease, chest pain (angina), or an irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia)
- Had a recent heart attack
- High blood pressure
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- A tumor of the adrenal gland
- An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer)
- Blood vessel problems, such as Buerger's disease or Raynaud's phenomenon
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Been told to limit the amount of sodium in your diet
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Nicorette Lozenge and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Nicorette Lozenge and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Lozenge to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information for the Nicotine LozengeYour initial dose of the nicotine lozenge will depend on how soon after waking up you normally smoke your first cigarette of the day. The dose is then gradually reduced so that your body becomes less and less dependent on nicotine.
Follow the recommended nicotine lozenge dosing guidelines to improve your chances of successfully quitting smoking. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Nicotine Lozenge Dosage for more information.)