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Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 04/04/2014

Table 3. Nicotine Lozenges

 Brand Dose Side Effects Comments 
d = day; h = hour; OTC = over the counter; wk = week.
OTCCommit40–80 mg/dLocal irritation (warmth and tingling)Use for 12 wk; max 20 pieces/d. Wk 1–6: 1–2 lozenges every 1–2 h; wk 7–9: 1 lozenge every 2–4 h; wk 10–12: 1 lozenge every 4–8 h