Nicotine Gum Warnings and Cautions
- Nicotine gum is only intended for use by adults aged 18 years and older.
- Nicotine gum should not be used by someone who has never smoked.
- Nicotine gum should not be taken by someone who has recently suffered a heart attack or a stroke.
- Nicotine gum should not be taken by those with heart disease, heart palpitations or uncontrolled angina because nicotine can increase the heart rate.
- Nicotine should not be taken by someone with high blood pressure that is not controlled with medication, as nicotine can increase blood pressure.
- It is recommended that you do not smoke while using Nicotine gum because of the possible risk of nicotine overdose.
- It is not recommended that people with dentures use Nicotine gum. You should consult with your dentist before using Nicotine gum if you have dental caps or partial dental bridgework. They will be able to tell you whether these could possibly be damaged if Nicotine gum becomes stuck to them.
- Nicotine gum is sugar-free but if you are taking subcutaneous insulin for diabetes mellitus, you may need to change the dosage because, once you stop smoking and your body works more efficiently, your system will have an increased ability to absorb insulin.
Nicotine gum should not be used by children, persons under 18 years of age, or by nonsmokers. You should not smoke while using Nicotine gum, as you would increase the risk a nicotine overdose. Do not use this gum if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. In rare cases, chewing Nicotine gum may cause damage to dentures and dental bridges. The gum is not recommended if you have dentures. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before starting a program with Nicotine gum if you are taking any form of prescription medicine, or if you suffer from any form of heart or vascular disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease or have an overactive thyroid condition. Swallowing the nicotine contained in the gum may aggravate other conditions, such as active oesophagitis, mouth inflammation, gastritis, or peptic ulcers.
The most common side effects associated with Nicotine gum are headaches, dizziness, and insomnia. These symptoms are also associated with nicotine withdrawal, and may be the result of an insufficient transfer of nicotine. Over-chewing the gum, or chewing the gum too quickly may cause other side effects, such as nausea, hiccups, abdominal pain, and mouth or throat irritation. The consumption of excess Nicotinell Gum increases the risk of a nicotine overdose. The symptoms of this condition include excessive sweating, muscle weakness, dizziness, circulatory problems, nausea, and/or vomiting, palpitations, diarrhea, and heartburn. While cases of nicotine overdose are rare, you should consult a doctor immediately if you develop these symptoms.
If too much Nicotine Gum is used in a day, the user may run the risk of an overdose of nicotine. Symptoms of this condition include excessive sweating, muscle weakness, dizziness, circulatory problems, nausea and/or vomiting, palpitations, diarrhea and heartburn. Cases of nicotine overdose on NRT are rare but if you do develop these symptoms you should consult you doctor.