nicotine polacrilex (Nicorette Gum) (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Nicotine gums may cause abnormal heart rate and rhythm in patients maintained on anti-arrhythmia medications.

Patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), insulin-dependent diabetes, or coronary artery disease should use nicotine gum with caution or consult a doctor before use.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of nicotine to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if nicotine enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects include increase heart rate and blood pressure, oral irritation or dental pain, hiccups, heartburn, nausea, and indigestion.

REFERENCES:

FDA Prescribing Information.

Medscape. nicotine gum (OTC) - Nicorette.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/25/2014


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