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Smoking in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 06/20/2014

Table 3. Nicotine Lozenges

 Brand Dose Side Effects Comments 
OTC = over the counter.
OTCCommit40–80 mg/dLocal irritation (warmth and tingling)Use for 12 weeks; ≤20 lozenges/d. Weeks 1–6: 1–2 lozenges every 1–2 hours; weeks 7–9: 1 lozenge every 2–4 hours; weeks 10–12: 1 lozenge every 4–8 hours.