II. Indications

III. Mechanism

  1. Mostly oral and gastrointestinal absorption

IV. Preparation

  1. Available only by prescription in the United States
  2. Each 10 mg cartridge delivers 4 mg Nicotine
  3. Cartridges per box: 42

V. Precautions

  1. Pregancy Category D

VI. Dosing

  1. Dose: One inhalation delivers 4 mg nicotine
  2. Use 6 to 16 cartridges per day up to 12 weeks
  3. Avoid food or drink 15 minutes before gum
    1. Avoid acidic foods and beverages 30 minutes prior to use

VII. Adverse effects

  1. Pharyngitis (40%)
  2. Cough (32%)
  3. Rhinitis (23%)

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Definition (NCI_NCI-GLOSS) A device used to inhale (breathe in) small doses of nicotine through the mouth. The nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and goes into the blood. This helps stop nicotine cravings, and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is needed for nicotine inhalers.
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SnomedCT 358099002, 387690007
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Spanish nicotina, inhalador, nicotina, inhalador (producto), inhalador de nicotina (producto), inhalador de nicotina

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