Nicotrol gum is only intended for use by adults aged 18 years and older.
Nicotrol gum should not be used by someone who has never smoked.
Nicotrol gum should not be used by someone who is pregnant, or who intends to become pregnant. This is because nicotine may be harmful to the foetus.
Nicotrol gum should not be used by mothers who are pregnant because of the risk of nicotine being passed to their baby through the breast milk.
Nicotrol gum should not be taken by someone who has recently suffered a heart attack or a stroke.
Nicotrol gum should not be taken by those with heart disease, heart palpitations or uncontrolled angina because nicotine can increase the heart rate.
Nicotrol should not be taken by someone with high blood pressure not controlled with medication because nicotine can increase blood pressure.
It is recommended that you do not smoke while using Nicotrol gum because of the possible risk of nicotine overdose.
It is not recommended that people with dentures use Nicotrol gum. You should consult with your dentist before using Nicotrol gum if you have dental caps or partial dental bridgework. They will be able to tell you whether these could possibly be damaged if Nicotrol gum becomes stuck to them.
Nicotrol gum is sugar-free but if you are taking subcutaneous insulin for diabetes mellitus, you may need to change the dosage because, once you stop smoking and your body works more efficiently, your system will have an increased ability to absorb insulin.
Nicotrol contains nicotine. Keep Nicotrol out of the reach of children