Nicorette Polar Mint Kaudepots 2 mg 105 pcs
Nicorette Polar Mint Kaudepots 2 mg 105 Stk
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- Brand: JOHNSON & JOHNSON
- Product Code: 4923977
- ATC-code N07BA01
- EAN 7680405803104
What is Nicorette Kaudepot and when is it used?
Nicorette Kaudepot is a nicotine-containing chew depot. It is recommended as a support if you want to quit smoking or if you want to reduce cigarette consumption as a first step.
Nicotine is released during chewing for approx. 30 minutes. Nicotine is the addictive component in tobacco smoke and is responsible for the various withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking cessation. By administering nicotine with Nicorette Kaudepot, these withdrawal symptoms are reduced and it is easier for smokers to give up cigarettes. This roughly doubles the chances of successfully quitting smoking.
Once you have acquired new habits (substitute actions for smoking) after a while, experience has shown that you will find it easier to gradually get by with less Nicorette Kaudepot and later to give up completely. Health damage caused by the tar and carbon monoxide content in tobacco smoke is avoided.
What should be considered?
Your motivation and willpower are decisive for the success of the treatment.
If you use Nicorette Kaudepot to reduce cigarette consumption, there is probably no risk of a higher nicotine level than with normal smoking if the Nicorette Kaudepot is only used during smoke-free intervals.
If you use Nicorette Kaudepot 2 mg as part of a cessation cure or in combination with the Nicorette Invisi depot plaster, you should stop smoking completely, as if you continue smoking unabated there is a risk of side effects, including for the heart and circulation and the risk of maintaining nicotine dependence due to higher nicotine levels than with normal smoking.
It is therefore important that you are strongly motivated to quit smoking before you start Nicorette treatment. Professional smoking advice increases the chances of quitting successfully.
Nicorette with Original Flavor, Nicorette Freshfruit and Nicorette Polar Mint Kaudepots are not luxury foods. It may take a few days to get used to the taste of Nicorette Original Flavor. Nicorette Freshfruit contains peppermint oil, levomenthol and fruit flavors, Nicorette Polar Mint contains peppermint oil and levomenthol.
Nicorette with original flavor chewing depots are sweetened with sorbitol, Nicorette Freshfruit and Nicorette Polar Mint chewing depots with xylitol. That is why diabetics can also chew Nicorette with Original Flavor, Nicorette Freshfruit and Nicorette Polar Mint (see "What does Nicorette Kaudepot contain?").
When must Nicorette Kaudepot not be used?
Nicorette Kaudepot must not be used by non-smokers and children under the age of 12! For young people under 18 and over 12 years of age, the drug should only be used if they are heavily dependent on nicotine and only after consultation with a doctor, pharmacist or druggist. Nicorette Kaudepot must not be used if there is a known hypersensitivity to nicotine or other ingredients of the Kaudepot.
When is caution required when using Nicorette Kaudepot?
If you suffer from health disorders, chronic throat diseases or you have one of the following diseases, you should carefully discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor before starting the treatment program with Nicorette:
Kidney and liver diseases, inflammation of the esophagus or stomach and intestinal ulcers, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma (adrenaline-producing tumor of the adrenal gland), diabetes.
Heart disease: addicted smokers immediately (less than 4 weeks) after a heart attack, with unstable or worsening angina pectoris, severe cardiac arrhythmia, uncontrolled high blood pressure or a recent stroke should only use Nicorette Kaudepot under medical supervision. In these cases, the use of the preparation should only be considered if smoking cessation is not possible without the support of medication. If you develop new cardiovascular symptoms or worsening of existing symptoms (chest pain, irregular pulse, shortness of breath), you should consult a doctor.
This medicine can impair your ability to react, drive and use tools or machines!
Inform your doctor, pharmacist or pharmacist if you:
- suffer from other illnesses,
- have allergies or
- take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!).
The warnings and precautionary measures that apply to the individual preparations also apply to the combination treatment of depot patches and chewing depot.
Smoking cessation with or without Nicorette chewing depot can be the reaction to medicines administered at the same time for asthma, cardiac arrhythmias, severe pain, mood disorders, Alzheimer's disease , Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome or diabetes (insulin). If necessary, your doctor will prescribe a dose adjustment of the medicines concerned.
Can Nicorette Kaudepot be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Smoking cessation is the most effective single measure to improve the health of the pregnant smoker and the baby. The sooner you stop smoking, the better.
Nicotine should not be used in any form during pregnancy. Nicotine, and especially smoking, can seriously endanger the health of the fetus and child and should be discontinued during pregnancy. Pregnant women who smoke should only use Nicorette after consultation with their doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
Nicotine should not be taken/used while breastfeeding. If smoking cessation is not achieved, Nicorette Kaudepot should only be used in breast-feeding smokers after consulting a doctor, pharmacist or druggist. If the use of Nicorette Kaudepot is necessary, Nicorette Kaudepot should be used immediately after breastfeeding and allow as much time as possible before the next breastfeeding (at least 2 hours).
How do you use Nicorette Kaudepot?
Nicorette Kaudepot is intended for adults aged 18 and over. For young people under the age of 18 and over 12, the preparation should only be used if there is a strong nicotine dependency and only after consultation with the doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
The starting dose should be determined individually based on the nicotine dependency. 8 - 12 Nicorette Kaudepots of the appropriate dosage strength per day should usually be sufficient.
If you are heavily addicted to nicotine, i.e. smoke your first cigarette within 20 minutes of getting up and smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day, start treatment with Nicorette Kaudepot 4 mg. In the case of weak to moderate nicotine dependence, Nicorette Kaudepot 2 mg is usually sufficient. No more than 15 chewing depots should be chewed per day.
If you feel like smoking, chew one Nicorette chewing depot very slowly for about 30 minutes. Take regular breaks from chewing and let the chewed nicotine soak into your oral mucosa. The chew depot should be chewed until a strong taste or a slight burning sensation is feltmen will. The chewing depot should then be pushed into the cheek and left there until the taste and/or burning sensation has subsided. Then continue chewing slowly and repeatedly. Avoid chewing too quickly and too intensively so that too much nicotine is not released too quickly. You should not consume any beverages immediately before or during chewing, as this greatly reduces the effect of the nicotine released.
Most smokers require 8 - 12 chews of the appropriate dosage per day. Up to 15 pieces of Nicorette Kaudepot can be chewed as required. After 8 weeks, it's time to start gradually cutting back on nicotine. In the following 2 weeks, reduce the number of chewing depots per day by half. Stop treatment after the next 2 weeks if you managed to get the dose down to 0 on the last day. The duration of treatment is individual, but is a maximum of 3 months.
Combination with Nicorette Invisi depot plaster (15 mg or 10 mg)
In the case of strong or uncontrollable cravings to smoke or in people who have had a relapse under therapy with a single nicotine preparation, it may make sense to use Nicorette 2 mg Kaudepot in addition to Nicorette Invisi depot plaster.
Nicorette Kaudepot 4 mg must not be combined with the depot plaster become. Persons with severe cardiovascular diseases or an event of stroke, heart attack, angina pectoris, cardiac arrhythmia, coronary artery surgery (e.g. bypass) or uncontrolled high blood pressure not more than 4 weeks ago may only use the combination therapy after consulting a doctor.
The depot plaster is worn daily for 16 hours according to the package insert. If there is a craving for cigarettes or if withdrawal symptoms are felt, Nicorette Kaudepot 2 mg can also be chewed (maximum 15 per day). The Nicorette Invisi depot patch at 15 mg/16 hours is used for the first 8 weeks, then the depot patch at 10 mg/16 hours for 4 weeks. The combination of depot patch and chewing depot at 2 mg may be used for a maximum of 3 months. The chewing depots of 2 mg can then be used alone for a total period of up to 12 months (slowly reduce the number of chewing depots per day to 0).
Reduction in cigarette consumption
The chewing depots are used during the smoke-free intervals in order to extend them as long as possible and thus reduce cigarette consumption as much as possible. Never chew chewing depots and smoke at the same time or chew chewing depots and smoke in direct succession without a break. If you have not achieved a significant reduction in daily cigarette consumption after 6 weeks, you should seek advice from your doctor.
You should try to quit smoking as soon as you feel ready, but no later than 6 months after starting treatment. If you are still unable to stop smoking 9 months after the start of treatment, you should consult your doctor.
The recommended duration of treatment with Nicorette Kaudepot is a maximum of 12 months.
Unused chewing depots should be kept, as the craving to smoke can suddenly come back.
Observe the dosage given in the package leaflet or prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Nicorette Kaudepot have?
Nicorette Kaudepot can cause the same undesirable effects as other forms of nicotine. These are generally dose-dependent.
Some of the undesirable effects associated with smoking cessation may be Ewithdrawal symptoms due to reduced nicotine intake. These include irritability, aggression, impatience, frustration, anxiety, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, waking up late at night, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, constipation, feeling depressed, craving to smoke, slow heart rate, bleeding gums, dizziness, lightheadedness, cough, sore throat, mouth ulcers, stuffy or runny nose. If you stop smoking, canker sores can also develop. The reason for this is not known.
Most side effects occur during the first few weeks after starting Nicorette treatment. In many cases, incorrect chewing technique is the reason.
The undesirable reactions in a combination treatment of depot plaster and chewing depot do not differ significantly from those of monotherapy with one of the two preparations. The frequency of occurrence corresponds to that reported for each individual preparation.
In the beginning of Nicorette treatment, the oral mucosa may become somewhat irritated, or hiccups and nausea caused by chewing too quickly may occur. In these cases, stop chewing immediately and leave the chewing depot in a cheek pouch for 1 to 2 minutes. The release of nicotine is thus interrupted and the irritation subsides quickly. Then chew again very slowly with further breaks.
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10)
Headache, gastrointestinal problems, hiccups, nausea, sores in the mouth and throat, pain in the chewing muscles, cough, irritation in the throat.
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
Hypersensitivity reactions, Sensory disturbances, changes in taste, vomiting, indigestion, gas, abdominal pain, dry mouth, increased salivation, inflammation of the lining of the mouth and diarrhoea, burning sensation in the mouth/lips, tiredness.
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1000)
Abnormal dreams, palpitations, racing heart, flushing, high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, voice changes, sneezing s, stuffy/runny nose, pain in the mouth, tightness in the throat, belching, inflammation of the tongue, peeling of the oral mucosa, increased sweating and itching, skin rash, reddening of the skin, hives, abnormal sensations in the mouth, weakness, discomfort, pain and discomfort in the chest.
Rare (affects 1 to 10 in 10,000 users)< p>Decreased sensitivity in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, nausea.
Allergic reactions, blurred vision, increased tear production, dry throat, lip pain and swelling of the face/throat have also been reported.
Persistent nicotine dependency may occur.
The chew depot can stick to dentures and in rare cases damage them.
Overdose can occur if nicotine replacement products are not used as recommended, for example if mistakenly chewing several chewing depots at the same time or in rapid succession or when smoking at the same time. In the event of an overdose, the symptoms correspond to those of acute nicotine poisoning. The following occur: nausea, vomiting, salivation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, sweating, headache, dizziness, hearing disorders and pronounced weakness. In extreme cases, the following can follow: drop in blood pressure, weak, irregular pulse, shortness of breath, fainting, circulatory collapse and generalized seizures. In this case, the nicotine supply must be stopped immediately.
If you suspect nicotine poisoning in children or if a child has taken Nicorette Kaudepot or if you have used more Nicorette Kaudepot than recommended, contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. Dosages well tolerated by adult smokersn can cause severe and possibly life-threatening symptoms of poisoning in children.
If you notice any side effects, contact your doctor, pharmacist or druggist. This also applies in particular to side effects that are not listed in this leaflet.
What else should you be aware of?
Nicotine is a highly effective substance. Even at a dosage that is tolerable for adults during treatment with Nicorette Kaudepot, nicotine can lead to life-threatening symptoms of poisoning in children. Nicorette Kaudepot must therefore be kept out of the reach of children and disposed of at all times.
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
The chewing depots should be stored at room temperature (15 - 25 °C) and out of the reach of children.
The chewing depots with the Polar Mint flavor should be stored in the original packaging, protected from light, at room temperature ( 15 – 25 °C) and out of the reach of children.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed technical information.
What does Nicorette Kaudepot contain?
Nicorette Kaudepot is chewing gum containing nicotine.
Nicotine (in the form of a resinate)
Nicorette with original flavor 2 mg / Nicorette Freshfruit 2 mg / Nicorette Polar Mint 2 mg
1 Kaudepot contains: 2 mg nicotine (in the form of a resinate).
Nicorette with original flavor 4 mg / Nicorette Freshfruit 4 mg / Nicorette Polar Mint 4 mg
1 chewing depot contains: 4 mg nicotine (in the form of a resinate).
Nicorette with original flavor 2 mg
chewing gum mass, 190 mg (0.46 kcal) sorbitol , flavorings, antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Nicorette with original flavor 4 mg
Chewing gum mass, 179 mg (0.43 kcal) sorbitol, flavorings, coloring quinoline yellow (E 104), antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Nicorette Freshfruit 2 mgChewing gum mass, 591.5 mg (1.42 kcal) xylitol, flavorings (peppermint oil, levomenthol), antioxidant butylhydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Nicorette Freshfruit 4 mg
Chewing gum mass, 579.5 mg (1.39 kcal) xylitol, flavorings (peppermint oil, levomenthol), coloring Quinoline yellow (E 104), antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Nicorette Polar Mint 2 mg
Chewing gum base, 591.5 mg (1.42 kcal) xylitol, flavorings (peppermint oil, levomenthol), antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Nicorette Polar Mint 4 mg
Chewing gum mass, 579.5 mg (1.39 kcal) xylitol, flavorings (peppermint oil, levomenthol), coloring agent quinoline yellow (E 104), antioxidant butylated hydroxytoluene (E 321) and other excipients.
Where can you get Nicorette Kau depot? Which packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Nicorette with original flavor / Nicorette Freshfruit / Nicorette Polar Mint
Packs with 30 and 105 chew depots at 2 mg and 4 mg
Nicorette Freshfruit / Nicorette Polar Mint
Packs with 210 chew depots at 2 mg
Janssen-Cilag AG, Zug, ZG.
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in October 2019.