Nicotine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Nicotine

Generic Name : Nicotine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Nicotine are provided here.

Pronunciation : nik oh teen'

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Nicotine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y51.1 Therapeutic Classification : Cholinergic Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nicotine

India :

International :

Nicotrol, Nicotrol NS

Why is Nicotine Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Nicotine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

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 for Nicotine?

Store it at room temperature (25�C).