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Nicotine Information

Nicotine Benefits & Uses

Nicotine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Nicotine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Age Group Dosage

Nicotine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Nicotine is used -



  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Mouth sores

Nicotine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Nicotine safe for pregnant women?

    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Nicotine. It is best to stop taking Nicotine immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

  • Is the use of Nicotine safe during breastfeeding?

    If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Nicotine. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

  • What is the effect of Nicotine on the Kidneys?

    Nicotine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Nicotine on the Liver?

    Side effects of Nicotine rarely affect the liver.

  • What is the effect of Nicotine on the Heart?

    Nicotine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Nicotine with Other Drugs

Nicotine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Nicotine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Nicotine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Nicotine

  • Is this Nicotine habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Nicotine cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Nicotine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

  • Is it safe?

    Nicotine is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, the use of Nicotine in mental disorders is not effective.


Nicotine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Nicotine

    Taking Nicotine with food does not cause any problems.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Nicotine

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Nicotine and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.


Frequently asked Questions about Nicotine

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Nicotine without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nicotine is an over the counter drug which can be taken without the prescription.

Question about 4 years ago

How does Nicotine work?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Nicotine contains nicotine which works by acting on your brain that helps in reducing withdrawal symptoms such nicotine craving, difficulty concentrating, frustration, restlessness, and anxiety associated with smoking cessation and gradually reduces the need to smoke.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Nicotine cause muscle pain?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

No, Nicotine does not cause muscle pain. Muscular pain is one of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occurs mostly when you stop smoking. Nicotine might be helpful in reducing these symptoms.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Nicotine cause blood pressure high blood pressure?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Nicotine might cause blood pressure because Nicotine contains nicotine which acts on the brain and due to this a chemical messenger (adrenaline) is released into the body that causes high blood pressure and increased heart rate.

Question over 3 years ago

Can Nicotine cause cancer?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Nicotine does not cause cancer because it does not contain cancer-causing substances such as carbon monoxide which is present in cigarettes.

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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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