It is always good to get your doctor’s approval of NRT treatment while using any other medications. Because of the way the body chemically and metabolically readjusts to the absence of toxins in the tobacco smoke, many medication dosages will need to be modified after you quit, especially prescription medicines for mental health, asthma, heart disease, and blood thinning. Diabetes control may also be affected as you taper off nicotine. Also, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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?