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General Information on Nicotine

Generic Name : Nicotine

Pronunciation : nik oh teen'

Latest prescription information about Nicotine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Why is Nicotine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a stimulant and detoxifying agent, prescribed for smoking cessation.  

When should Nicotine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Nicotine?

Dose is based on patient�s condition.

How should Nicotine be taken?

It comes as a gum or a lozenge to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nicotine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history heart disease, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, overactive thyroid, sugar, lung, liver or kidney disease, stomach ulcer, any allergy, who are taking other medication, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Nicotine?

   Most Common : Indigestion, nausea, diarrhea and hiccup.
   Heart : Chest discomfort, lung inflammation and high blood pressure.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, influenza-like symptoms, pain, back-pain, allergy, tingling, flatulence and fever.

What are the other precautions for Nicotine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nicotine?

Store it at room temperature (25�C).

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