Nicotine gum comes in 2mg or 4mg strength. It is meant to be used periodically and as needed to help with cravings. The gum must be used properly (not like regular chewing gum) in order for it to work. There is a schedule of use for the gum inside the package instructions. Smokers are usually advised to use up to 1 piece per hour (without exceeding the daily max. dose of 24 pieces) for the first several weeks, and then taper use of the gum gradually (use less gum over time).
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- What are advantages of gum over other NRTs?
- How do I use nicotine gum?
- Can I eat or drink before or while using gum or the lozenge?
- What's the right way to use the gum?
- How long and how often should I use the gum?
- When I stop using the 4mg gum, will I go into withdrawal?
- What are some side effects of nicotine gum?
- Is the peppery or tingly taste in the lozenge or gum normal?
- How do I choose between 2mg and 4mg gum?
- I'm using the correct dose the of gum; why am I still craving?