Nicorette Lozenge (previously Commit)

Generic Name: Nicotine polacrilex

  • What is this medication?

    Nicorette Lozenge contains a stop-smoking aid. It is intended to reduce withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Nicorette Lozenge?

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, only use this product on the advice of your doctor. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This product is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.

    Do not use this product if you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or use a nicotine patch or other nicotine-containing products.

    Minimize swallowing while using the lozenge. Do not chew or swallow the lozenge.

    Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before using the lozenge, or while the lozenge is in your mouth.

    Do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours. Do not use more than 20 lozenges per day.

    Do not use more than one lozenge at a time or continuously use one lozenge after another since this may cause hiccups, heartburn, nausea, or other side effects.

    Stop using this product and consult a doctor if mouth problems, persistent indigestion, or severe sore throat occurs.

    Stop using this product and consult a doctor if irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur, or if you get symptoms of nicotine overdose, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, and rapid heartbeat.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children and pets. Nicotine lozenges may have enough nicotine to make children and pets sick. If you need to remove the lozenge, wrap it in paper and throw away in the trash. In case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Do not use this product if the individual blisters or printed backings are broken, open, or torn.

    Product contains phenylketonurics.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Nicorette Lozenge?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you are on a sodium-restricted diet.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have heart disease, a recent heart attack, or an irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have high blood pressure that is not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase your blood pressure.

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have a stomach ulcer or diabetes.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are using a non-nicotine stop-smoking drug.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking a prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted.

  • What are the possible side effects of Nicorette Lozenge?

    Continuously using one lozenge after another may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea, or other side effects.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nicorette Lozenge?

    Do not use this product if you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or use a nicotine patch or other nicotine-containing products.

    Minimize swallowing while using the lozenge. Do not chew or swallow the lozenge.

    Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before using the lozenge, or while the lozenge is in your mouth.

    Do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours. Do not use more than 20 lozenges per day.

    Do not use more than one lozenge at a time or continuously use one lozenge after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea, or other side effects.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nicorette Lozenge?

    If Nicorette Lozenge is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Nicorette Lozenge with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Nicorette Lozenge?

    Adults and children 18 years: Stop smoking completely when you begin using the lozenge. If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use 4-mg nicotine lozenge.

    If you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use 2mg nicotine lozenge according to the following 12 week schedule:

    Weeks 1-6: Use one 2-mg lozenge every 1-2 hours.

    Weeks 7-9: Use one 2-mg lozenge every 2-4 hours.

    Weeks 10-12: Use one 2-mg lozenge every 4-8 hours.

    Place the lozenge in your mouth and allow the lozenge to slowly dissolve (about 20 to 30 minutes). Minimize swallowing. Do not chew or swallow the lozenge. You may feel a warm or tingling sensation. Do not eat or drink 15 minutes before using the lozenge or while the lozenge is in your mouth. To improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 lozenges per day for the first 6 weeks. Do not use more than one lozenge at a time or continuously use one lozenge after another since this may cause hiccups, heartburn, nausea, or other side effects. Do not use more than 5 lozenges in 6 hours. Do not use more than 20 lozenges per day. Stop using the nicotine lozenge at the end of 12 weeks. If you still feel the need to use nicotine lozenges, talk to your doctor.

    Children <18 years:

    Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Nicorette Lozenge?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from light.