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Nicotine Lozenges

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Lozenges are taken when you have a craving. They dissolve in your mouth, releasing nicotine which gets quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

Consider using this product if you:

  • Prefer to have control over how much nicotine you are getting and when you are getting it. You can use it as needed rather than receiving a constant supply.
  • Want to replace the action of taking out a cigarette and putting something in your mouth. If you have a craving, you reach for a lozenge instead of reaching for a cigarette.

How it’s used:

  • The lozenge should be placed in the mouth and allowed to dissolve slowly; it should not be chewed or swallowed. A warm or tingling sensation may be felt as the nicotine is absorbed in the mouth.
  • Occasionally shift the lozenge from one side of the mouth to the other.
  • Each lozenge lasts about 20-30 minutes before it is dissolved completely.
  • Avoid eating or drinking 15 minutes before using the product or while it is in the mouth.


  • Available in 2 different strengths: 2 mg and 4 mg.
  • If you usually smoke your first cigarette within the first 30 minutes after waking, you should use the 4 mg lozenge. If you usually wait at least 30 minutes after waking before smoking your first cigarette, you should use the 2 mg lozenge.
  • Normally individuals begin by using 1 lozenge every 1-2 hours during weeks 1-6, then reduce to 1 lozenge every 2-4 hours during weeks 7- 9, then 1 lozenge every 4-8 hours for the remainder of treatment.
  • Generally, 20 lozenges per day is the maximum.


  • Generally used for a period of 12 weeks.

Watch out for:

  • Mouth, throat or tongue irritation; nausea, stomach upset, headaches, hiccups, taste change
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