The Nicorette 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.
Can Children Use It?
Nicorette Lozenges 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.
Can Older Adults Use It?
Yes -- older adults can use this medication. The Nicorette 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.
Off-Label Uses of Nicorette Lozenges
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 Nicorette Lozenge is the treatment of Tourette syndrome.
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