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General Information on Using Nicorette Lozenges

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Nicorette Lozenges include the following:
  • This medication comes as a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth. The normal dose is one lozenge, every one to eight hours, for 12 weeks (or sometimes longer).
  • Do not chew or swallow Nicorette Lozenges. Allow the lozenge to slowly dissolve in your mouth, over 20 to 30 minutes. Try not to swallow the medication as it dissolves.
  • Occasionally move the lozenge from one side of your mouth to the other as it dissolves.
  • Do not use more than one lozenge at a time. Also, do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours, or more than 20 lozenges in one day. Using more than recommended may increase your risk for side effects.
  • It is normal to feel a warm, tingling sensation as the lozenge dissolves.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for 15 minutes before using a Nicorette Lozenge, or while it is in your mouth. Any food or drink before or during use may decrease the amount of nicotine absorbed into your body.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as directed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Nicorette Lozenges, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 
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