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How effective is the nicotine inhaler?

How effective is the nicotine inhaler?

The nicotine inhaler is effective in helping you quit smoking. Studies have found that when smokers use the nicotine inhaler they are 1.7 to 3.6 times more likely to resist nicotine cravings and remain smoke-free, when compared with smokers using a placebo.

What is the success rate of nicotine replacement therapy?

Current evidence suggests that, all of the commercially available forms of NRT (gum, transdermal patch, nasal spray, inhaler and sublingual tablets/lozenges) increase their chances of successfully stopping smoking. NRTs increase the rate of quitting by 50 to 70%.

What advantage does a nicotine inhaler have over an e cigarette?

As with any nicotine-containing product, the inhaler has some risks since you’re inhaling nicotine. However, the inhaler provides a much lower dose (4 mg) versus smoking a cigarette. It’s also less harmful.

Are Nicorette inhalers harmful?

Some unwanted effects you may notice when you start to use NICORETTE® Inhalator for the first time include hiccups, sore throat, increased saliva in your mouth, mild indigestion or heartburn. Other commonly reported side-effects include dizziness, vomiting, or sore mouth.

Can you inhale nicotine inhaler?

Nicotine inhalers are available without a prescription. You may find a nicotine inhaler helpful if you have trouble breaking free from smoking rituals, such as pulling a cigarette out of the pack, lighting it, putting it in your mouth, and inhaling. The inhaler does not deliver nicotine as rapidly as a cigarette.

How long does a nicotine inhaler cartridge last?

Each cartridge will provide you with about 40 minutes of intense use. You can divide this time how you like. For example, you could use a cartridge for four 10 minute inhalation periods.

Do nicotine patches affect your lungs?

Nicotine gum and patches do not expose the lungs to much nicotine, not even from the bloodstream, Dr. Conti-Fine said, so its damaging effects on the lungs are unlikely to show up in people who use those products and do not smoke.

What is in a nicotine inhaler?

NICOTROL® Inhaler (nicotine inhalation system) consists of a mouthpiece and a plastic cartridge delivering 4 mg of nicotine from a porous plug containing 10 mg nicotine. The cartridge is inserted into the mouthpiece prior to use. Nicotine is a tertiary amine composed of a pyridine and a pyrrolidine ring.

Can you use nicotine patches and inhaler at the same time?

3. MYTH: Using more than one NRT product at a time, or at the same time as an e-cigarette is dangerous. THE FACTS: No, it isn’t. In fact, using more than one NRT product at a time – known as combination therapy – can be a good thing as it often increases your chances of success.

Are nicotine inhaler covered by insurance?

Recommendations from your doctor for medications such as nicotine nose spray, nicotine inhaler, Zyban, and Chantix; these prescription medications will be covered if you have Medicare Part D or a Medicare Advantage plan.

Can nicotine inhalers cause chest pain?

Stop using this medication and get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, confusion, severe headache, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.

Can you get addicted to Nicorette inhaler?

It is possible to become dependent on the nicotine inhaler, but this is rare. There are side effects from using the nicotine inhaler.

How does an inhaler help with quitting smoking?

The nicotine inhalator helps by replacing some of the nicotine you would normally get from smoking; it can help to manage cravings. Using the nicotine inhalator can also help to manage some of the other symptoms of nicotine withdrawal when you quit such as difficulty concentrating, frustration, restlessness, and anxiety.

How many Nicotrol inhalers should I use per day?

The efficacy of NICOTROL Inhaler therapy as an aid to smoking cessation was demonstrated in two single-center, placebo-controlled, double-blind trials with a total of 445 healthy patients. The number of NICOTROL Inhaler cartridges used was a minimum dose of 4 cartridges/day and a maximum dose of 20 cartridges/day.

Are there any side effects to using a nicotine inhaler?

As with any nicotine-containing product, the inhaler has some risks since you’re inhaling nicotine. However, the inhaler provides a much lower dose (4 mg) versus smoking a cigarette. It’s also less harmful. The most common side effect with the nicotine inhaler is mouth and throat irritation when you puff the device.

When do you stop using the Nicorette inhaler?

Use the NICORETTE ® Nicotine Inhalator whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need to use the Inhalator less to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. We recommend gradually reducing the number of times you use the Inhalator per day. Stopping Immediately Weeks 1-12.