Nicorette Gum (nicotine polacrilex, Nicorelief, Nicorette, Thrive)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What brand names are available for nicotine gum?

Nicorette Gum, Nicorelief, Nicorette, Thrive

Is nicotine gum available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for nicotine gum?

No

What are the uses for nicotine gum?

What are the side effects of nicotine gum?

Side effects include:

Possible serious side effects include:

  • Risk of harm to the fetus
  • Transfer of nicotine dependence
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2016

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