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Nicorette Lozenge Overdose

The specific effects of an overdose on Nicorette Lozenges (nicotine lozenge) will depend on how many lozenges were used and whether any other medications were used, among other factors. Potential overdose symptoms may include things like vomiting, seizures, and confusion. Possible treatment options for this type of overdose can include administering activated charcoal and providing supportive care.

Can You Use Too Much of the Nicorette Lozenge?

The Nicorette® Lozenge (nicotine lozenge) is a nonprescription medication that is used to help people stop smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms. As with most medications, it is possible to overdose on the Nicorette Lozenge.
 
The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Nicorette Lozenge dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.
 

Effects of an Overdose

Symptoms of a Nicorette Lozenge overdose may include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Paleness
  • Cold sweats
  • Salivation
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Headaches
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Extreme exhaustion
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Respiratory failure
  • Seizures.
 

Treating a Nicorette Lozenge Overdose

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of nicotine absorbed into the bloodstream. These treatment options are rarely used, however, because a nicotine overdose often causes a lot of vomiting.
 
Treatment for any type of overdose typically involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a Nicorette Lozenge overdose may include:
 
  • Fluids through an intravenous (IV) line
  • Medications, such as diazepam (Valium®), to treat seizures, if necessary
  • Atropine to treat extreme diarrhea and reduce airway secretions.
 
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on this medication.
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