Your lozenges are a stop smoking aid. They can reduce your urge to smoke by providing some of the nicotine previously inhaled from cigarettes and helps you resist cigarettes. Because the lozenges do not contain the tar or carbon monoxide of cigarette smoke, they do not have the health dangers of tobacco.
Warnings or Restrictions
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to nicotine or any of the other ingredients
• suffer from phenylketonuria, a rare inherited metabolic disorder (the lozenges contain a source of phenylketonuria)
• are a non-smoker
• are taking any other nicotine-containing products
• are under 12 years of age. The level of nicotine in NRT is not suitable for children under 12. Children are more susceptible to the effects of nicotine, and it could cause severe toxicity, which can be fatal.
Seek medical advice before taking this medicine if you:
• are under the care of your doctor or are receiving prescribed medicine
• are pregnant, breast feeding or planning a pregnancy
• are diabetic.
Important information about some of the ingredients in this medicine:
Each lozenge contains about 15 mg of sodium and the maximum daily dose of these lozenges (15 lozenges) contains 225 mg sodium. To be taken into consideration if you are on a controlled sodium diet.
Always read the label. Always read the leaflet.
The active ingredient is nicotine 4 mg in the form of a resin complex (nicotine resinate 26.66 mg).
The other ingredients are: mannitol (E421), magnesium stearate, sodium alginate, xanthan gum, potassium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate anhydrous, aspartame (E951) and peppermint flavour.
Size (36) Unit (EA) Height (9.7) Width (7.6) Depth (3)
Product code: 384798
Carton and leaflet can be recycled.
Use the lozenges according to the 3-step programme below, which is designed to gradually reduce the number of lozenges you use.
Weeks 1 to 6 Step 2
Weeks 7 to 9 Step 3
Weeks 10 to 12
Initial treatment period Step down treatment period Step down treatment period
1 lozenge every 1 to 2 hours 1 lozenge every 2 to 4 hours 1 lozenge every 4 to 8 hours
To help you stay smoke free over the next 12 weeks, take a lozenge in situations when you are strongly tempted to smoke. During this initial treatment period (weeks 1 to 6) use at least 9 lozenges a day.
If you find it difficult to give up these lozenges or if you are worried that you may start smoking again then speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
It is important you complete the step down programme in full. This is because urges to smoke and withdrawal symptoms can occur for weeks after stopping smoking. If you resume smoking you may want to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how to get the best results from your lozenges.