Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum relieves and/or prevents craving and nicotine withdrawal symptoms associated with tobacco dependence. It is indicated to aid smokers wishing to quit or reduce prior to quitting, to assist smokers who are unwilling or unable to smoke, and as a safer alternative to smoking for smokers and those around them.
Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum is indicated in pregnant and lactating women making a quit attempt.
Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum should be chewed slowly according to the instructions.
The strength of gum to be used will depend on the smoking habits of the individual. In general, if the patient smokes 20 or fewer cigarettes a day, 2 mg nicotine gum is indicated. If more than 20 cigarettes per day are smoked, 4 mg nicotine gum will be needed to meet the withdrawal of the high serum nicotine levels from heavy smoking.
Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum should be used whenever the urge to smoke is felt or to prevent cravings in situations where these are likely to occur.
Smokers willing or able to stop smoking immediately should initially replace all their cigarettes with the Gum and as soon as they are able, reduce the number of gums used until they have stopped completely.
Smokers aiming to reduce cigarettes should use Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum, as needed, between smoking episodes to prolong smoke-free intervals and with the intention to reduce smoking as much as possible.
As soon as they are ready smokers should aim to quit smoking completely.
Maximum daily dose: 15 pieces per day.
When making a quit attempt behavioral therapy, advice and support will normally improve the success rate. Those who have quit smoking, but are having difficulty discontinuing Nicorette Icy White 2 mg Gum are recommended to contact their pharmacist or doctor for advice.
For those using the 4mg gum, switching to the 2 mg gum may be helpful when stopping a treatment or reducing the number of gums used each day.
The chewing gums should be used whenever there is an urge to smoke according to the “chew and rest” technique described on the pack. After about 30 minutes of such use, the gum will be exhausted. Absorption of nicotine is through the buccal mucosa, any nicotine, which is swallowed being destroyed by the liver.