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Cvs04560nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum
Rug30290nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum
Cvs10190nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs24611nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs04561nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum
Trg06201nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs25351nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs33171nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs05321nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Trg06200nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum
Cvs10210nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Cvs33170nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum
Cvs05320nicotine (polacrilex) 4 mg Gum
Wal04201nicotine (polacrilex) 2 mg Gum


This medication can help you quit smoking by replacing the nicotine in cigarettes. The nicotine in tobacco is an important part of cigarette addiction. When you stop smoking, your nicotine levels drop quickly. This drop can cause withdrawal symptoms such as craving tobacco, nervousness, irritability, headache, weight gain, and difficulty concentrating. Stopping smoking is hard and your chance of success is best when you are ready and have made a commitment to quit. Nicotine replacement products are part of a total stop-smoking program that includes behavior change, counseling, and support. Smoking causes lung disease, cancer, and heart disease. Stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and live longer.

Side Effects

Mouth/teeth/jaw problems, headache, heartburn, sweating, or diarrhea may occur. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, stop using this medication and tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Common nicotine withdrawal symptoms can occur when you stop smoking and include dizziness, anxiety, depression, or trouble sleeping, among others. Chewing the gum too fast can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, hiccups, nausea, vomiting, or trouble sleeping. If these effects occur, chew the gum more slowly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Serious side effects are more likely if you continue to smoke while using this product. Do not smoke while you are using this medication. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: severe dizziness, mental/mood changes (e.g., irritability, trouble sleeping, vivid dreams), numbness/tingling in hands/feet, swelling hands/ankles/feet. Stop using this medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, confusion, severe headache, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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