CVS Health® Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge, 2 mg (nicotine), Mint Flavor, part of a Nicotine Replacement Therapy, is a Stop Smoking Aid for those who are quitting smoking.
NICOTINE LOZENGE: CVS Health® Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge, 2 mg (nicotine), is a Stop Smoking Aid that reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking.
CVS Health® NICOTINE LOZENGE 2 mg: For those who smoke their first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up.
CVS Health® NICOTINE LOZENGE 4 mg: If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use CVS Health Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge, 4 mg.
Replacement Therapy (NRT) is designed to wean your body off cigarettes. It helps regulate, control and gradually reduce your body's nicotine cravings. CVS Health® Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge, 2 mg (nicotine) is for those who smoke their first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up. Compare to Nicorette® Lozenge active ingredient. You've made the most important decision of all, to stop smoking. And by choosing Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenges to help you, you're starting on the right path. Now remember, using Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenges doesn't just mean taking a Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenge. It means setting and following a program like the one we suggest in the User's Guide. Your own success depends on your effort, your level of addiction to tobacco, and your commitment to following your program.
Active ingredient (in each lozenge): Nicotine polacrilex, 2 mg (nicotine).
Inactive ingredients: aspartame, magnesium stearate, mannitol, natural peppermint flavor, potassium bicarbonate, sodium alginate, sodium carbonate, xanthan gum.
Directions: If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. No studies have been done to show if this product will work for you; before using this product, read the enclosed User’s Guide for complete directions and other important information; begin using the lozenge on your quit day; 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 2 mg nicotine lozenge according to the following 12 week schedule: Weeks 1 to 6, 1 lozenge every 1 to 2 hours; Weeks 7 to 9, 1 lozenge every 2 to 4 hours; Weeks 10 to 12, 1 lozenge every 4 to 8 hours; nicotine lozenge is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results; place the lozenge in your mouth and allow the lozenge to slowly dissolve (about 20- 30 minutes). Minimize swallowing. Do not chew or swallow lozenge; you may feel a warm or tingling sensation; occasionally move the lozenge from one side of your mouth to the other until completely dissolved (about 20-30 minutes); do not eat or drink 15 minutes before using 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 you 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; it is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use the lozenge for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.
Warnings: 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. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known. 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 your blood pressure; stomach ulcer or diabetes; history of seizures. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are: using a nonnicotine 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 problems occur; persistent indigestion or severe sore throat occurs; irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur; you get symptoms of nicotine overdose such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat; you have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing or rash). Keep out of 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 overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222).