NRT is generally very safe in persons with stable heart disease or controlled high blood pressure. We recommend that you check with your doctor before using if you have palpitations, an irregular heart beat or pacemaker, have had a heart attack within the past two weeks, chest pain that has been increasing or severe within the past month, or high blood pressure that is not controlled. It is also good to check with your doctor to see if you need any adjustments in medication when you quit tobacco as some levels may change.
Articles in this section
- What are NRTs and what do they do?
- How much will NRT improve my chance of quitting?
- How do I decide which NRT to use?
- Can I use NRT if I have heart disease or high blood pressure?
- Should I choose a quit-med if I relapsed last time I used it?
- Why would I want to use the patch, gum, or lozenge if I’m trying to quit nicotine?
- Will NRTs get rid of my cravings to smoke?
- If I slip and have a cigarette, should I quit my NRT?
- Does NRT work for smokeless tobacco users?
- If I’m taking other medications, can I use NRT?