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Leader Nicotine Polacrilex (gum, lozenge)

Nicotine (gum, lozenge) [NIK-ohteen]
Brand names include: Nicorette, Nicorette Cinnamon Surge, and Nicorette Fruit Chill.
Drug class: smoking cessation agents

What is Leader Nicotine Polacrilex (gum, lozenge)?

Leader Nicotine Polacrilex, the main ingredient in tobacco productsLeader Nicotine Lozenges and gum are used as medical products to help adults quit smoking. When you stop smoking, a controlled dose of Leader Nicotine Polacrilex can help reduce withdrawal symptoms.Leader Nicotine Polacrilex can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Leader Nicotine Polacrilex (gum, lozenge)

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

There are serious side effects that can occur with Leader Nicotine Polacrilex Polacrilex. If you experience:

  • Fluttering or fast heartbeats
  • Blisters inside the mouth
  • You may have problems with your jaw or teeth.
  • Difficulty breathing, tightness of the chest,

Some of the common side effects associated with Leader Nicotine Polacrilex include:

  • Dizziness;
  • Dry lips or an upset stomach.
  • Sore throat or mouth
  • Changes in taste
  • headache.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contacting the FDA with side effect complaints is simple - dial 1-800-FDA-1088!


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, allergies, and medicines.

Before you take this drug

Have any of these symptoms:

  • Irregular heartbeats;
  • A stroke or heart attack
  • Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension
  • Diabetes;
  • Stomach ulcer
  • A seizure;
  • If you're on a diet low in salt,

Do not use this medication if pregnant, unless you have been told to by your doctor. Use an effective form of birth control and inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant.Smoking cigarettes while pregnant may cause low birthweight, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Smoking is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, using a Leader Nicotine Polacrilex product may be safer. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, it is best to try and stop smoking without using the Leader Nicotine Polacrilex product. Speak to your doctor about how you can stop smoking.Breastfeeding may not be possible while taking this medication. You should consult your doctor if you are concerned about any risks.The lozenges of Leader Nicotine Polacrilex may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria, check the label of your medication.This medicine should not be given to anyone younger than 18 without consulting a doctor.

How to take Leader Nicotine Polacrilex (gum, lozenge)?

This medication is part of a comprehensive treatment programme that may include counselling, group support, and behavioural changes. You will be successful if you are committed to all aspects of the smoking cessation programme.Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your physician. Begin using Leader Nicotine Polacrilex lozenges or gum the day after you quit smoking or using tobacco.The dose you receive will be determined by how many cigarettes per day you smoked before quitting.Please read and strictly abide by all instructions that accompany your medication. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Wrap the gum or lozenge in paper, and then throw it in a location where pets and children cannot reach it.This medicine should not be used for more than 12 weeks without consulting your doctor.Use no more than one piece of gum or lozenge at a given time. Use the gum and lozenges separately.Store away from moisture, heat, and light at room temperature.Keep all gums and lozenges, both used and unopened, out of reach of children and pets.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You are unlikely to miss a dosage since Leader Nicotine Polacrilex Polacrilex can be used whenever needed. Use no more than 24 gum pieces or 20 lozenges per day.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. A child can die if they accidentally swallow or chew on a piece of gum or lozenge that contains Leader Nicotine Polacrilex.Overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, and a rapid heartbeat.

What should be avoided?

Avoid eating or drinking anything for 15 minutes prior to using the lozenge, gum, or medicine.

Interaction with other drug

Before using Leader Nicotine Polacrilex lozenges or gum with other medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Antidepressants are a type of medication.
  • Asthma medications
  • Any other smoking cessation medication (Bupropion, varenicline, Chantix, Zyban, Wellbutrin)

This list is incomplete. Leader Nicotine Polacrilex may interact with other drugs, including vitamins and herbs. This list does not include all possible interactions with other drugs.