Generic Name : Nicotine Pronunciation : nik oh teen' Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents ICD Code : Y51.1
India- Nicotex-2, Nulife.
International- Nicotrol, Nicotrol NS. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a stimulant and detoxifying agent, prescribed for smoking cessation. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Dose is based on patientï¿½s condition. How it should be taken :
It comes as a gum or a lozenge to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
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.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25ï¿½C).
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