NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG contains Nicotine which is used to help people stop smoking. It relieves nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings when you stop smoking or temporarily reduce smoking in order to facilitate smoking cessation. It thereby counteracts a smoking relapse in smokers who are motivated to stop smoking.
Nicotine is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age. It works by providing the same effect of nicotine by binding to the nicotine receptors in the brain. It is habit-forming and hence dose and duration should be taken as advised by the doctor.
If you stop suddenly providing nicotine from tobacco to your body, you may feel various discomfort (withdrawal symptoms). This medicine can prevent or at least reduce this discomfort, by continuing to provide a small amount of nicotine to your body during a short period of time. Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you are suffering from any heart, liver, or kidney disease. You must not smoke while using this medicine as it can result in dangerous effects.
USES OF NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG:
Used to help people stop smoking
Relieves or prevent withdrawal symptoms of smoking
HOW NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG WORKS:
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG works by binding to nicotine receptors in the brain during abstinence from smoking. This helps to reduce craving and withdrawal symptoms.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Read the label for directions before use.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG:
• Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
• Difficulty in swallowing
• Difficulty breathing
• Cough, throat irritation
• Burning sensation in the mouth, sore and inflamed mouth, taste disturbance
• Dry mouth or increased salivation
• Stomach pain or discomfort
• Excessive gas or diarrhoea
• Allergic reactions
• Tingling sensation
• Decreased feeling in the mouth
• Irregular heartbeat
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.
Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your diet.
Drink fluids which helps thin the mucus in your throat. Suck on cough drops or hard candies.
Stomach pain or discomfort:
Place a warm bottle or heated bag on your abdomen. Soak in a warm bath. Drink plenty of clear fluids and water.
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Nicotine or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you had or have a condition such as:
Chest pain (unstable angina) or resting angina
High blood pressure
Allergic reactions (swelling of the lips, face and throat or itchy skin rash)
Overactive thyroid gland
Tumour of the adrenal gland
Inflammation of the gullet
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
Theophylline (used to treat asthma)
Tacrine (used for Alzheimer?s disease)
Clozapine (used for schizophrenia)
Ropinirole (used to treat Parkinson?s disease)
Drug : Nicotine
Pharmacological Category : Smoking Cessation Aid
Therapeutic Indication : Smoking cessation
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Chew gum, Patch
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG:
Q: Is NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG a stimulant or depressant?
A: It has a dual action on our body which is opposite to each other. It acts both as a stimulant and as a depressant. While the normal doses of this medicine acts as a stimulant.
Q: Who can take NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG?
A: This medicine acts as a replacement therapy to cigarette smoking. This gum can be chewed upon whenever there is an increased urge to smoke. It also helps to prevent cravings to smoke in heavy smokers.
Q: Are there any specific conditions where I should be cautious before taking NICOTEX MINT PLUS FLAVOUR 4MG?
A: It should be used only when advised by the doctor. Patients with cardiac disorders, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, and liver or kidney problems should be cautious before taking this medicine.