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General Information on Taking Nicotine Nasal Spray

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with nicotine nasal spray include the following:
  • This medication comes as a nasal spray. It is usually sprayed once or twice in each nostril every hour.
  • Do not use the nasal spray more than 5 times in one hour or 40 times in a day.
  • Nicotine nasal spray should be used as part of a complete quit-smoking program that includes support groups, counseling, or behavioral change strategies.
  • You should avoid smoking, chewing tobacco, using snuff, or using any other nicotine products while you use this medication. Using more than one nicotine product increases your nicotine blood levels, increasing your risk for side effects.
  • The nasal spray should be "primed" before the first use, and again if it is not used for 24 hours. To prime the bottle, pump it into a tissue until you see a fine spray. This usually takes six to eight pumps.
  • To use nicotine nasal spray, first blow your nose if it is not already clear. Then tilt your head back slightly, insert the tip of the bottle into your nose, and spray one time. Avoid sniffing, swallowing, or inhaling while spraying the medication. Repeat into the other nostril.
  • Nicotine nasal spray comes with an information sheet explaining the proper way to use it. Read this sheet carefully before using this medication and each time you get your prescription filled. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to use nicotine nasal spray.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with nicotine nasal spray, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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