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