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Home > Tobacco Use Cessation Program > Didactic Components > How to Use the Nicotine Lozenge

How to Use the Nicotine Lozenge

Commit Nicotine Lozenge

Dose:

2mg if first tobacco is used 30 minutes after waking.
4mg if first tobacco used within 30 minutes of waking.
For first 6 weeks use at least 9 lozenges per day. Do not exceed 20 per day.

Directions:

Do not eat or drink 15 minutes before or during use.
Let dissolve in mouth slowly...moving occasionally. Don't chew or swallow it.
Dissolves in 20-30 minutes.

Side effects:

The most common side effects are insomnia, nausea, coughing and headache.
If you consume the lozenge too fast or chew or swallow all or part of it, you may experience heartburn or indigestion.

 
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