Equate Nicotine (Oral)

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Equate Nicotine gum ingredients

I would like a list of the ingredients in the Equate Nicotine gum that has a rectangular shape. I tastes a little sweet and I was wondering if it had a sugar substitute in it. Please send a list of active and non-active ingredients for the 2mg gum. Th...
by Kathleen in Fair Oaks, California, 08/13/2006

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I am looking for the nicotine inhaler. The patch isn't working and I have heard that the inhaler is something maybe I should try. I simply can't find it. Do I need to ask the pharmacist? I was told that it might be behind the counter. If so, w...
by Millie Schmidt in Portland, OR, 10/05/2006

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Equate Nicotine (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Equate Nicotine (Oral)

Equate Nicotine (Oral) Medication Classification


Equate Nicotine (Oral) Brandname

Nicorette, Equate Nicotine

Equate Nicotine (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Nicotine Polacrilex (NIK-o-teen pol-a-KRYE-lex) Helps you quit smoking. Provides your body with nicotine to replace cigarettes.

When To Not Use Equate Nicotine (Oral)

You should not use this gum if you have had an allergic reaction to nicotine.

How Should You Use Equate Nicotine (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this gum to use and how often. Do not use more gum or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This gum comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • If you are using this gum without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label. Choose the package of gum that matches the number of cigarettes you usually smoke in one day.
  • Do not chew Nicorette® like you would regular gum. Begin by taking a few bites until you feel tingling or a peppery taste. This means the nicotine is being released.
  • As soon as the tingling starts, move the piece of Nicorette® to the side of your mouth, between your gum and your cheek. Leave the gum there until the tingling goes away.
  • Slowly start to chew the gum again until the tingling returns. Then move the gum to the side of your mouth again.
  • Keep repeating this cycle of slowly chewing, then moving the gum to the side of your mouth. When you chew the gum and the tingling or peppery taste doesn't come back, then you are finished with that piece of gum. This usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • When you first start using Nicorette® gum, chew at least the smallest suggested number of pieces each day. This is important to keep cravings and withdrawal symptoms under control.
  • If you still feel a craving to smoke even after chewing a piece of gum, you may use a second piece. Use only two pieces, and then wait until your next scheduled time for gum.
  • Keep using this gum for the full treatment time. Do not use more than 24 pieces of gum in one day. Do not chew two pieces of gum at one time.

Proper Equate Nicotine (Oral) Storage

Store Equate Nicotine (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Equate Nicotine (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Equate Nicotine (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using insulin, asthma medicine (such as theophylline, albuterol, Serevent®), or medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline). Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use regularly. Your doses may need to be changed when you quit smoking.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes or use any other kind of nicotine at all during the time you are using Nicorette®. This includes chewing tobacco, nicotine spray, or nicotine patches.
  • Do not drink cola, coffee, orange juice, or other acidic drinks.

Equate Nicotine (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should only use this medicine if your doctor tells you to. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, a stomach ulcer, or diabetes.
  • You will probably still want to smoke sometimes. Have a plan for coping with situations where you may be tempted. This gum is only part of a complete program to quit smoking.
  • Stop using Nicorette® at the end of week 12. If you still feel the need to smoke after you have finished the Nicorette® program, talk to your doctor.

Equate Nicotine (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, sweating
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild nausea, heartburn, hiccups
  • Loose fillings, caps, or other problems with your teeth
  • Mouth, tooth, or jaw pain

Equate Nicotine (Oral) Ratings

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Equate Nicotine (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Drilon, Drilon - 01/13/2014

I tried to quit for years.I tried Welbruton and Chantax with only partial help.One day I went to a reownn herbologist and ask him for something to help. He laughed at me and said, There aint anything, you are´╗┐ on your own. Right then a man came in the shop and ask for, some more of that stuff that cleans arteries. I thought that would be good for me too so I bought some: TIENCHI, a Chinese herb that the martial artist use to increase circulation. I took it for 5 weeks, I threw my ciggs away !!!

Equate Nicotine (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


eric, wilmington nc - 01/26/2011

Equate brand gum became a complete replacement for Camel Snus which I began using one and one half year ago. I was able to change over with no cravings or weight gain beacuse the gun is used exactly like the snus. Both nicotine delivery systems are tucked between the cheek and gum line. the only problem with the gum is it has made my tong a little soar, like it has been rubbed lightly with sand paper. I know that sounds bad but i think it could be th calcium in the gum and im sure there are less toxins in the gum than the snus tobacco product. If you smoke cigarets read the instructions on how to use this gum or it will not help you much.