Niquitin 2mg Lozenges - Mint - 72 Lozenges
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Niquitin lozenges 2mg Mint offer powerful relief and allow you to quickly tackle even your toughest cravings, as and when they happen.
NiQuitin CQ lozenges are a stop smoking aid. They contain a nicotine resin and when sucked, nicotine is released slowly from the resin and absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This nicotine relieves some of the unpleasant symptoms, such as feeling ill or irritable, that smokers frequently feel when they try to give up. The nicotine can also reduce your urge to smoke by providing some of the nicotine previously inhaled from cigarettes and helps you resist cigarettes.
Because NiQuitin CQ lozenges do not contain the tar or carbon monoxide of cigarette smoke, they do not have the health dangers of tobacco.
NiQuitin CQ lozenges come in two strengths. Each strength comes in its own pack. This pack contains NiQuitin CQ lozenges 2 mg which are for smokers who smoke their first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up.
If possible, when giving up smoking, NiQuitin CQ lozenges should be used with a stop smoking behavioural support programme.
Do not use NiQuitin CQ CQ lozenges if:
you are allergic to nicotine or any of the other ingredients listed above.
you suffer from phenylketonuria. The lozenges contain a source of phenylalanine which may be harmful to you.
you are a non-smoker.
NiQuitin CQ lozenges are not for use in children or young adults under 18 years.
you have had a recent heart attack or stroke,or you suffer from severe irregular heartbeat, unstable or worsening angina (chest pain) or resting angina. Your doctor will advise you if these conditions apply to you.
As caution is required talk to your doctor before using NiQuitin CQ if:
you are pregnant trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding. Pregnant or breast feeding women are advised to give up smoking without the use of nicotine products, for example lozenges, patches or gum.
you have heart or circulation problems including heart failure or stable angina, high blood pressure, or occlusive peripheral artery disease.
you have any serious liver or kidney disease.
you have a stomach ulcer or an over active thyroid gland.
you are diabetic.
you have been diagnosed as having a tumour of the adrenal glands (phaeochromocytoma).
When you use NiQuitin CQ lozenges, the amount of nicotine in your body will go down and this may alter the way your body responds to certain medicines. If you are being treated with caffeine, theophylline, imipramine, pentazocine, phenacetin, insulin, phenylbutazone, tacrine, clomipramine, olanzapine, fluvoxamine, flecanide, propoxyphene, frusemide, ulcer treatment remedies, asthma remedies or blood pressure remedies you may need to have your dosage adjusted. Check with your doctor before using NiQuitin CQ lozenges.
Note before taking:
Each lozenge contains about 15 mg of sodium and the maximum daily dose of NiQuitin CQ lozenges (15 lozenges) contains 225 mg sodium. The maximum daily dose may be harmful if you are on a low sodium diet.
NiQuitin CQ Lozenges are sugar free.
There are no known effects of NiQuitin CQ lozenges on your ability to drive or use machines. However, you should be aware that giving up smoking can cause behavioural changes that could affect you in this way.
What should you do if you take too many lozenges?
If you take more than the recommended number of lozenges per day, you may suffer a nicotine overdose and need to get advice from your doctor. Signs of overdose include headache, sickness, stomach pains and diarrhoea These lozenges are not suitable for children or young adults under 18 years, or non-smokers. In the event that a child has taken any lozenges or if an accidental overdose occurs, contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department immediately. If possible show them the packet or this leaflet.
Will NiQuitin CQ lozenges suit you?
Sometimes there can be some minor side effects from giving up smoking or using the lozenges. These include:
Sore throat, mouth irritation or difficulty swallowing.
Sleep disturbance, dizziness, headache, coughing, anxiety, irritability.
Feeling or being sick, hiccups, belching or wind, abnormal appetite.
Diarrhoea, heartburn, indigestion, or constipation.
None of the above side effects are serious, and often wear off after a few days' treatment.
Occasionally an increased heart rate may be experienced. If this happens stop using the lozenges and tell your doctor.
Other less common side effects are:
Nightmares, tiredness, restlessness.
Sensory disturbance, breathing problems, worsening asthma, chest pain.
Taste disturbance, mouth numbness, bleeding gums, bad breath, thirst.
Skin irritation, skin flushes or irritation, nose bleed.
If any of these effects are serious or troublesome and do not improve, or the lozenges upset you in any other way, stop using them and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Where should I keep NiQuitin CQ lozenges?
Keep all lozenges in the carton, in their blister pack, until you are ready to use one. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use the lozenges after the expiry date stated on the carton.
Keep all medicines safely away from children.
During any attempt to give up smoking using NiQuitin CQ lozenges, it is important that you stop smoking completely. Smoking even one cigarette decreases your chances of success. NiQuitin CQ lozenges 2 mg are suitable for smokers who have their first cigarette of the day more than 30 minutes after waking up.
To help you stay smoke free over the next 12 weeks, take a lozenge in situations when you are strongly tempted to smoke.
During the initial treatment period (weeks 1 to 6) use at least 9 lozenges a day.
Do not use more than one lozenge at a time and do not use more than 15 lozenges per day.
Lozenges should not be used after 24 weeks (6 months). If you find it difficult to give up NiQuitin CQ lozenges or you are worried that you may start smoking again then speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important you complete the step down programme in full. This is because urges to smoke and withdrawal symptoms can occur for weeks after stopping smoking. If you resume smoking you may want to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how to get the best results from further courses of NiQuitin CQ lozenges.
How to use your lozenges?
One lozenge should be placed in the side of the mouth and allowed to dissolve. At intervals, the lozenge should be moved from one side of the mouth to the other; the action should be repeated for 20 to 30 minutes until the lozenge is completely dissolved. The lozenge should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Users should not eat or drink while a lozenge is in the mouth as this may reduce the absorption of nicotine.
NiQuitin Lozenges offer powerful relief and allow you to quickly tackle even your toughest cravings, as and when they happen. They let you control when you get your nicotine. They’re easy to keep handy, discreet to use, and come in two flavours - original and mint.
The strength of lozenge you use depends on when you have your first cigarette of the day. If you tend to light up within 30 minutes of waking up, you’ll need NiQuitin 4mg Lozenges. If you start more than 30 minutes after waking, you’ll need NiQuitin 2mg Lozenges. Then:
For Step 1, you’ll probably need a lozenge every one to two hours, and at least 9 lozenges a day up to a maximum of 15.
After six weeks you’ll be ready to move on to Step 2, and need one lozenge every two to four hours.
Then after nine weeks, you should be down to one lozenge every four to eight hours.
Following the step-down programme in this way will let you gradually wean yourself off nicotine so you can quit for good.
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