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Nicotine Inhaler
Nicotine Inhaler

Nicotine Inhaler

Generic Name: Nicotine (NIK-oh-teen)Brand Name: Nicotrol

Nicotine Inhaler is used for:

Helping you to quit smoking.

Nicotine Inhaler is a smoking deterrent. It works by providing low levels of nicotine, which may help you to quit smoking by lessening physical signs of withdrawal symptoms.

Do NOT use Nicotine Inhaler if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Nicotine Inhaler
  • you have had a recent heart attack
  • you have severe chest pain or a severely irregular heartbeat
  • you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or any other nicotine containing products

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Nicotine Inhaler:

Some medical conditions may interact with Nicotine Inhaler. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, a history of heart attack, high blood pressure, breathing problems (eg, asthma), an overactive thyroid, an ulcer, a tumor on your adrenal gland, diabetes, kidney or liver problems, or blood flow problems

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nicotine Inhaler. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines.

  • Asthma medicines (eg, theophylline) or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the side effects of Nicotine Inhaler may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Nicotine Inhaler may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Nicotine Inhaler:

Use Nicotine Inhaler as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Nicotine Inhaler comes with an additional patient leaflet. Read it carefully and reread it each time you get Nicotine Inhaler refilled.
  • Do not exceed 16 cartridges per day.
  • Clean the mouthpiece regularly with soap and water.
  • If you miss a dose of Nicotine Inhaler, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Nicotine Inhaler.

Important safety information:

  • Nicotine Inhaler may cause dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Nicotine Inhaler. Using Nicotine Inhaler alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Nicotine Inhaler.
  • Avoid getting Nicotine Inhaler in your eyes. If you get Nicotine Inhaler in your eyes, wash them out immediately with cool tap water.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products while using Nicotine Inhaler.
  • Nicotine Inhaler should be used as part of a larger program to help you stop smoking. If you need help choosing a program, talk with your health care provider.
  • Diabetes patients - Nicotine Inhaler may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Use Nicotine Inhaler with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Nicotine Inhaler may cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Nicotine Inhaler during pregnancy. Nicotine Inhaler is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Nicotine Inhaler, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Nicotine Inhaler. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.

Do not suddenly stop taking Nicotine Inhaler without your doctor's approval. Stopping Nicotine Inhaler suddenly may cause serious WITHDRAWAL symptoms including anxiety; depression; dizziness; fatigue; muscle aches; sleep problems.

Possible side effects of Nicotine Inhaler:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Anxiety; coughing; diarrhea; flu-like symptoms; headache; hiccups; indigestion; mouth or throat irritation; muscle aches; nausea; pain in the jaw and neck; runny nose; taste changes.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal skin sensations; chest pain; depression; fever; irregular or fast heartbeat; pounding in the chest; severe dizziness or headache; shortness of breath.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include blurred vision; confusion; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; dizziness; excessive drooling; fainting; headache; hearing problems; nausea; rapid, weak, or irregular heartbeat; seizures; stomach pain; sweating; vomiting; weakness.

Proper storage of Nicotine Inhaler:

Store Nicotine Inhaler at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Store the mouthpiece and cartridges in the plastic case provided. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Nicotine Inhaler out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Nicotine Inhaler, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Nicotine Inhaler is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Nicotine Inhaler. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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