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

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GENERIC NAME: nicotine polacrilex

BRAND NAME: Nicorette Gum, Nicorelief, Nicorette, Thrive

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Nicotine gum is a smoking cessation agent. Nicotine gums works by releasing nicotine which is absorbed into the body and binds to nicotine receptors, reducing nicotine craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking cessation. The FDA approved nicotine gum in January, 1984.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Nicotine gum is used to control nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with smoking cessation.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015

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