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.