Side Effects of Nicotine Lozenge
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 the nicotine lozenge, 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 trials, from nicotine lozenge product information, and from the known side effects of nicotine. Based on this information, some of the possible nicotine lozenge side effects include but are not limited to:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Increased salivation
- Sore mouth or throat
- Unpleasant taste
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using nicotine lozenges or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.