Nicorete...what it is, its effectiveness and side effects


Nicorette sometimes called nicorete is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) brand manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Nicorette is a nicotine stop smoking gum.

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The gum deals with your body's cigarette cravings. It does this supplying a regulated level of nicotine to your bloodstream slowly than is achieved by cigarette smoking. It's therefore a temporary helping aid to permanently quitting cigarette smoking within a 12 week period.

Nicorete can be purchased over the counter or online needless of a prescription. The approach to nicorette by the manufacturer has been made as simple as your regular gum. The only difference being that it is a medicated gum and instead of containing sugar it contains natural sweeteners.

The gum currently comes in different flavors as follows;

  • Fresh mint - coated with a strong but pleasant mint flavor.
  • White Ice Mint - designed to help whiten your teeth as you use it.
  • Fruit Chilli - with a fruit flavor.
  • Cinnamon Surge - with cinnamon flavor.
  • Mint
  • Original
  • Orange

Nicorette can be used to address cravings according to a regular schedule right through the day. Understandably, heavy smokers would have strong or frequent cravings. Nicorete makes it possible to take an extra piece of gum within the hour to help this situation.

Nicorette comes with an optional but encouraged free program called Committed Quitters an individualized quit smoking plan. The plan works with other GlaxoSmithKlane nicotine replacement therapy products such as Nicoderm CQ and Commit Lozenge. It produces better results when combined with the quitting plan.

The program does not accept pregnant and breastfeeding smokers as well as those under 18 years old.

How to use nicorette

For best results you must use a minimum of 09 pieces of gum a day. Without continually using one piece after the other, you may take an additional piece should strong cravings occur.

When taking nicorette you will not drink or take anything 15 minutes before. Drinking or eating may limit the absorption of nicorette through mouth membranes.

If you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to get pregnant nicorette is equally unsafe just as the rest of nicotine replacement therapy medications. Risks to your baby and the unborn is not fully understood.

It is important to remember that nicotine poisoning can occur in infants or pets when used nicotine chewing gum such as nicorette is improperly disposed.

The following are signs of nicorette overdose

  • Hiccups
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomitting
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Please thoroughly refer to enclosed documentation in the packaging for warnings and instructions when you purchase your gum

Depending on where you purchase your nicorete, it is possible to collect Nicorette Quit Rewards. The more you buy your supplies the more quit rewards you will collect. The rewards are in the form of coupon discounts starting at $5.00 all the way up to a $50 gift card.

To buy Nicorette online you may visit Wegmans, Target, Amazon or the drugstore.com. The average retail price for nicorete is US$40.99 for a pack of 100.


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