The nicotine lozenge is a product used to help people quit smoking. This nonprescription lozenge works by releasing a controlled amount of nicotine as it dissolves in the mouth. This small amount of nicotine can help gradually wean you off the effects of the drug and reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Potential side effects include hiccups, heartburn, and nausea.
What Is the Nicotine Lozenge?The nicotine lozenge (Nicorette® Lozenge) is a nonprescription medication used to help people stop smoking, also known as smoking cessation. It helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms, such as nicotine cravings, that occur when people stop smoking cigarettes. The nicotine lozenge used to be the called the Commit® Lozenge.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, the nicotine lozenge can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the nicotine lozenge include but are not limited to:
- Indigestion or heartburn
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