Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Lozenge
If you have problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys, you may not be able to safely use the nicotine lozenge. Other precautions include warnings of potential complications this drug may cause, such as a fast heart rate and high blood pressure. In addition, do not use these lozenges if you are using any other nicotine-containing product, as it may result in a nicotine overdose.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using the Nicotine Lozenge?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the nicotine lozenge (Nicorette® Lozenge) 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.