- The nicotine lozenge is similar to a cough drop. Each lozenge has just enough nicotine to help you manage a tobacco craving.
- Some people with teeth problems prefer the lozenge over the gum. It can also be used together with the patch.
- There are two strengths of lozenges. The one you use depends on how much you smoke or chew. Your Health Care Provider can help you choose the right one.
How to use the nicotine lozenge:
- Place one lozenge in your mouth.
- Allow the lozenge to dissolve slowly. This should take 20 to 30 minutes. This means you should start using the lozenge before you need it. For example, if you had a routine of smoking on coffee breaks, you should take the lozenge 30 minutes before a coffee break.
- Move the lozenge from one side of your mouth to the other.
- Do not chew, swallow or suck on the lozenge.
- Avoid eating or drinking for 15 minutes before using and while the lozenge is dissolving.
- Keep the lozenge away from children and pets.
- Click HERE to watch a video about how to use the lozenge.
Side effects of the nicotine lozenge include:
- Upset stomach;
- Mouth, throat or gum irritation;
- Problems sleeping; and