What Is Nicotine Lozenge Used For?

How Does This Medication Work?

The nicotine lozenge is a nicotine replacement medication. It replaces the nicotine your body was accustomed to getting from cigarettes. As it dissolves in your mouth, it releases a controlled amount of nicotine. This helps to reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal that occur when you stop smoking.

Is It Safe for Children to Use the Nicotine Lozenge?

This product should not be used in people under the age of 18 without a healthcare provider's approval. It is unknown whether this medication is safe or effective for children. The amount of nicotine in each lozenge is enough to harm a child, so keep this medication out of the reach of children.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

Yes -- older adults can use this medication. The nicotine lozenge is thought to be as safe and effective in older adults as it is in younger age groups. It is important to know, however, that the lozenges can stick to dentures.

Can the Nicotine Lozenge Be Used Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than smoking cessation. This is called an "off-label" use. An example of a possible off-label use for the nicotine lozenge is the treatment of Tourette syndrome.
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