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The recommended starting dosage of the Nicorette Lozenge will vary. For example, if you smoke your first cigarette of the day within 30 minutes of waking up, you will start with a higher strength than someone who waits longer than 30 minutes. The number of lozenges you use each day is slowly decreased, which helps gradually wean your body off nicotine.
An Introduction to Dosing With Nicorette LozengesYour initial dose of the Nicorette® Lozenge (nicotine lozenge) will depend on how soon after waking up you normally smoke your first cigarette of the day. The dose is then slowly reduced to gradually wean your body off nicotine.
Nicorette Lozenge Dosage GuidelinesThe Nicorette Lozenge comes in 2-mg and 4-mg strengths. You should use the same strength for your entire 12 weeks of treatment.
- One lozenge every one to two hours for the first six weeks (weeks 1 through 6), then
- One lozenge every two to four hours for three weeks (weeks 7 through 9), then
- One lozenge every four to eight hours for three weeks (weeks 10 through 12).