Nicotrol Nasal Spray, Solution 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Nicotrol: Nasal spray, solution (0.5mg)

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Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/act Spray

What is this Medicine?

NICOTINE (NIK oh teen) helps people stop smoking. This medicine replaces the nicotine found in cigarettes and helps to decrease withdrawal effects. It is most effective when used in combination with a stop-smoking program.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Nicotrol: Nasal spray, solution(0.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray

NDC: 000095401
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Nicotine Withdrawal

Storage Information
Store below 86 degrees F
Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray

Reported Side Effects for Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray

Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hiccups Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Irritation Incidence:
<40.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
<23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruises Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Unable To Speak Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Acne Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
>3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Withdrawal Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Restlessness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Addiction Incidence:
32.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Addiction Incidence:
32.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nasal Irritation Incidence:
81.0-94.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray(Nicotine)
Tobacco and Nicotine(Nicotine)
You should begin using a Nicotine Replacement Product the day you stop smoking. If you are using the Nicotine Oral Inhaler or Nasal Spray, you should stop using Tobacco. If you are using Nicotine gum, lozenges, or patches, it is okay if you slip up and have a cigarette. You can still continue your quit attempt and keep using the product as directed. Just throw away your cigarettes and get back to your quit plan. If you continue to use Tobacco while using Nicotine drug products, you may expereince side effects from too much Nicotine, like headache, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, or high blood pressure.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Acidic food and Nicotrol NS 0.5mg/actuation Nasal Spray(Nicotine)
Acidic food and Nicotine(Nicotine)
Most forms of nicotine do not interact significantly with food. If you are using Nicotine Gum, however, you should not ingest acidic beverages like coffee or colas within 15 minutes of chewing the gum, in order to get the best effect of the Nicotine. Also, do not eat or drink while chewing the gum.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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