NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT) AND OTHER METHODS TO STOP SMOKING. With Nicotine replacement therapy, nicotine is absorbed into your bloodstream using patches, gum, inhalers, etc.
These are designed to lessen the cravings of nicotine during your quitting process. All the forms of NRT have a success rate of only 10%-30%, depending on the scientific study. This means that 70-90% of the time people fail.
Side effects: nausea and indigestion, itching, redness of the skin if using patches, and possible nightmares. Occasionally the side effects can be more serious. So there is very little chance of it working, and a very big chance of physical discomfort or harm.
NICOTINE PATCHES Patch Nicotine Replacement Therapy - Topical Nicotine Replacement. Therapy patches are applied to the skin and come in a variety of strengths to suit smokers depending on the varying degrees of smoker's habit. People often still smoke with the patch on or may even remove the patch to smoke a cigarette.
Negative effects: They can cause serious irritation to the skin and nausea. Also, in warmer temperatures the patches often peel off, which adds to the cost with replacements.
NICOTINE GUM Nicotine Chewing Gum 2mg (8-10 pieces per day) or 4mg (4-6 pieces per day). Side effects usually includes dizziness, sore mouth or throat, jaw-muscle ache, nausea, indigestion or heartburn, and or hiccups. Other common side effects are irritability, sleep disturbances, and light headedness.
These usually occur in the first weeks of using the gum and can occur because of either incorrect chewing or the nicotine itself.
NICOTINE LOZENGES Nicotine Lozenges - 2mg & 4mg - 1 lozenge every 1-2 hours for the first 6 weeks. It is not safe to have more than 1 lozenge at a time and never exceed more than 15 per day.
Side effects usually occur in the first weeks of using the nicotine lozenge and may include: a bitter taste, sore throat, mouth irritation, difficulty in swallowing, headaches, nausea, indigestion or heartburn, hiccups, dizziness and or belching.
NICOTINE TABLETS Nicotine Tablets - 2mg-initial dose is 1-2 tablets every 1 to 2 hours. Up to 8-12 per day.
It is Not safe to have more than 40 per day.
Side effects usually occur in the first weeks of using the nicotine tablet and may include burning sensation in the mouth, sore throat, dry mouth, coughing, headache, nausea, indigestion and or hiccups.
Tablets are recommended for a course between 3 and 6 months. At the maximum recommended dosage of 40 tablets a day over 6 months, you will fork out about $4000.
NICOTINE INHALER Nicotine Inhaler is a plastic tube that contains a plug loaded with nicotine. It is held like a cigarette, when you inhale the cartridge releases nicotine to supposedly relieve the craving.
10mg is the administered strength. Most people tend to use an average of 6 cartridges per day. You cannot use more than 12 a day.
Common side effects are irritation in the throat and mouth, and coughing, irritability, sleep disturbances and light headedness may also occur. You may also notice dizziness, headache, sore throat, mouth ulcers, vomiting, indigestion or heartburn, sinusitis, hiccups and or nasal congestion.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS The prescription drugs can reduce some nicotine withdrawal symptoms. These drugs must be prescribed by your doctor as they are not suitable for everyone and can often the following side effects: nausea, vomiting, headaches, hallucinations.
People have actually died as a side effect from these drugs. The Makers of this drug state that 1 in 1000 will suffer convulsions that could lead to death. They don't work, and they are very dangerous.
National Health Service reports have shown that these drugs be completely ineffective unless combined with other psychological or group type treatment-for example, hypnosis or group support.
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* Disclaimer: The information compiled in this page has been referenced from data that has appeared on ninemsn.com.au and brochures produced by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia & Quit Victoria.