CVS Nicotine Gum Stop Smoking Aid 4 mg Fruit Coated Gum
Polacrilex gum. 4 mg (nicotine). Sugar free. Compare to the active ingredient in Nicorette Fruit Chill Coated Gum (This product is not manufactured or distributed by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, LP, distributors of Nicorette). For those who smoke their first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up. If you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use Nicotine Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg. CVS pharmacist recommended. Each piece contains: calcium, sodium 8 mg. FSA eligible.
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Active Ingredient (in Each Chewing Piece): Nicotine Polacrilex (4 mg Nicotine). Inactive Ingredients: Acacia, Acesulfame Potassium, Carnauba Wax, D&C Yellow 10 Lake, FD&C Blue 2 Lake, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 6 Lake, Flavors, Gum Base, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sucralose, Talc, Titanium Dioxide and Xylitol.
If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. Before using this product, read the enclosed User's Guide for complete directions and other important information. Stop smoking completely when you begin using the gum. If you smoke less than 25 cigarettes a day; use Nicotine Polacrilex gum, 2 mg. If you smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day; use according to the following 12 week schedule: Weeks 1 to 6: 1 Piece every 1 to 2 hours. Weeks 7 to 9: 1 Piece every 2 to 4 hours. Weeks 10 to 12: 1 Piece every 4 to 8 hours. Nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results. Chew the gum slowly until it tingles. Then park it between your cheek and gum. When the tingle is gone, begin chewing again, until the tingle returns. Repeat this process until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 minutes). Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before chewing the nicotine gum, or while chewing a piece. To improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces per day for the first 6 weeks. If you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects. Do not use more than 24 pieces a day. It is important to complete treatment. Stop using the nicotine gum at the end of 12 weeks. If you still feel the need to use nicotine gum, talk to your doctor. Store at 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Protect from light. To increase your success in quitting: 1. You must be motivated to quit. 2. Use enough - Use at least 9 pieces of Nicotine Polacrilex gum per day during the first six weeks. 3. Use long enough - Use Nicotine Polacrilex gum for the full 12 weeks. 4. Use with a support program as directed in the enclosed User's Guide. To remove the gum, tear off single unit. Peel off backing starting at corner with loose edge. Push gum through foil.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine are not fully known. Do not use if you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or use a nicotine patch or other nicotine containing products. Ask a doctor before use if you have a sodium-restricted diet; heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate; high blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase blood pressure; stomach ulcer or diabetes. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug; taking prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted. Stop use and ask a doctor if mouth, teeth, or jaw problems occur; irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur; you get symptoms of nicotine overdose such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, and rapid heartbeat. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Pieces of nicotine gum may contain enough nicotine to make children and pets sick. Wrap used pieces of gum in paper and throw away in trash. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Not for sale to those under age 18 years of age. Proof of age required. Not for sale in vending machines or from any source where proof of age cannot be verified. This product is protected in sealed blisters. Do not use if individual blisters or printed backings are broken, open or torn.