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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Nicotine (2 mg)
  • Storage: Store at room temperature
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    Nicotex Information

    Nicotex is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gum,Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Smoking Addiction.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Nicotex. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Common side effects of Nicotex include Nausea or vomiting, Mouth sores. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Nicotex can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Nicotex are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Nicotex's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Moderate while nursing. In addition, Nicotex's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Nicotex related warnings section.

    Nicotex is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Angina, Arrhythmia as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Nicotex are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Nicotex with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Nicotex is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.

    Nicotex Benefits & Uses

    Nicotex is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Nicotex 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.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Nicotex Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Nicotex safe for pregnant women?

      Nicotex may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Nicotex again without your doctor's advice.

    • Is the use of Nicotex safe during breastfeeding?

      Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Nicotex. Immediately discontinue Nicotex if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

    • What is the effect of Nicotex on the Kidneys?

      Nicotex may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Nicotex on the Liver?

      Side effects of Nicotex rarely affect the liver.

    • What is the effect of Nicotex on the Heart?

      Very few cases of side effects of Nicotex on the heart have been reported.


    Severe Interaction of Nicotex with Other Drugs

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


    Nicotex Contraindications

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

    Frequently asked Questions about Nicotex

    • Is this Nicotex habit forming or addictive?

      Yes, you can get addicted to Nicotex. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.

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

      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Nicotex as you may feel sleepy.

    • Is it safe?

      Nicotex 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, Nicotex is not used to treat mental disorders.


    Nicotex Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Nicotex

      Taking Nicotex with food does not cause any problems.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Nicotex

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


    Frequently asked Questions about Nicotex

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Nicotex cause blood pressure high blood pressure?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Nicotex might cause blood pressure because Nicotex 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 4 years ago

    Can Nicotex cause hair loss?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    No, Nicotex does not cause. In fact, hair loss can be caused by long-term smoking and Nicotex is used to help in quitting smoking.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Is Nicotex addictive?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    No, Nicotex is not addictive. However, the possibility of dependence on Nicotex cannot be denied. Hence you are advised to not use this drug for a longer duration than prescribed by your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Nicotex?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Take Nicotex as directed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed by your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    What is Nicotex?

    Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

    Nicotex is a brand name of nicotine and it comes in form of chewing gum, lozenge, pastilles, and transdermal patch. It is an alkaloid that belongs to the class of drug known as a parasympathomimetic stimulant. It is a prescription drug which is given as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for nicotine dependence such as smoking cessation (quitting smoking).

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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


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