Drug Information for Drug Facts (Target Corporation): Directions 4 mg

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    • if you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use
    • before using this product, read the enclosed User’s Guide for complete directions and other important information
    • stop smoking completely when you begin using the gum
    • if you smoke less than 25 cigarettes a day; use 2mg nicotine gum
    • if you smoke 25 or more cigarettes a day; use according to the following 12 week schedule:
    Weeks 1 to 6Weeks 7 to 9 Weeks 10 to 12
    1 piece every 1 to 2 hours1 piece every 2 to 4 hours1 piece every 4 to 8 hours
    • nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results
    • chew the gum slowly until it tingles. Then park it between your cheek and gum. When the tingle is gone, begin chewing again, until the tingle returns.
    • repeat this process until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 minutes)
    • do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before chewing the nicotine gum, or while chewing a piece
    • to improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces per day for the first 6 weeks
    • if you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.
    • do not use more than 24 pieces a day
    • it is important to complete treatment. Stop using the nicotine gum at the end of 12 weeks. If you still feel the need to use nicotine gum, talk to your doctor.
  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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