By now, most all of us know the dangers of smoking and vaping. But are you aware of the dangers of Nicotine Replacement Products?
Take Nicotine gum: Some of the side effects associated with nicotine chewing gum includes nausea, hiccups, hypersalivation and increased gastric acidity.
How about Nicotine patches? Some of the side effects when using the nicotine transdermal patch include an itchy rash, dizziness, sleep disturbances and even nightmares.
Then there's Nicotine Nasal Spray: Some of the the side effects on a nicotine nasal spray include, watery, red eyes, nasal irritation like nasal congestion, a runny/leaky nose, sneezing and aggravation of pre-existing upper respiratory conditions, cough, itchy throat and disturbances of smell.
Nicotine Inhalers: Some of the possible side effects associated with Nicotine Inhalers include coughing, gagging, itchy throat and abnormal breathing sounds when used by a person with a pre-existing respiratory disease..
* Nicotine inhalers should not be used by a person with any form of respiratory disease.
Nicotine Sublingual Tablets: Some of the side effects include increased gastric acid, hiccups and nausea.
Nicotine Lozenges? The side effects of nicotine lozenges are similar to nicotine chewing gum and sublingual tablets, including increased gastric acid, hiccups, and nausea in addition to increased salivation (hypersalivation).
Does this mean I should not use NRTs? Not necessarily but Knowledge is Power and knowing the possible side effects of various Nicotine products can prevent a failure which may lead back into smoking and/or vaping.
Other NRT Information and Facts
- Most NRT products can be purchased without a prescription unless the person is below 18 years of age, but it is advisable to seek the advice of your doctor first.
- Combining two NRTs should only be done under a doctor’s guidance.
- NRT should not be stopped suddenly because it can cause the same type of nicotine withdrawal symptoms that are seen when a person quits smoking suddenly.
- Addiction to NRT is rare.
- Tea, coffee, beer and soft drinks may reduce nicotine absorption and should not be used at the same time as a NRT product.
- NRT should be continued for at 6 to 12 weeks after quitting smoking altogether. Recent evidence suggests that using nicotine transdermal patches for 6 months, instead of the prescribed 2 months, is more effective.
Source: Nicotine Replacement Therapy NRT Products, Dangers, Side Effects | Healthhype.com
Best advice: Ask your Doctor even about Over the Counter NRTs!
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