The lozenge releases nicotine when you suck it. The nicotine is delivered into the bloodstream through the lining in your mouth, similar to the nicotine gum. Nicotine withdrawal should get better within 15 minutes.
The lozenges come in 1 mg, 2 mg, and 4 mg doses. The lozenge can be purchased from a pharmacy without a prescription.
How do I use it?
What else should I know?
- One lozenge last about 20-30 minutes
- Don't eat or drink 15 minutes before using the lozenge. This includes chewing gum and candy. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcohol or citrus juices may affect how nicotine enters the body.
- If you did eat or drink less than 15 minutes ago, rinse your mouth with water before using the lozenge
- Side effects include a sore mouth/throat, coughing, hiccups, dry mouth, and stomach ache. These may be due to improper technique. Be sure to review package instructions on how to use the lozenge.