Can you use nicotine lozenges while pregnant?

Using nicotine medication is safer than smoking, but it’s important to discuss the risks and benefits with your maternity care provider, doctor or pharmacist. If you are pregnant, the better options are the faster-acting types such as the nicotine lozenge, gum or inhalator.

What are the ingredients in equate nicotine lozenges?

place the lozenge in your mouth and allow the lozenge to slowly dissolve (about 20-30 minutes)….Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength

What are the dangers of nicotine lozenges?

Side effects of Nicotine Lozenge include:

  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Fast heart rate.
  • Dizziness.
  • Insomnia.
  • Irritability.
  • Weight loss.
  • Heartburn/indigestion.
  • Hiccups.

How much nicotine is in a Nicorette lozenge?

The nicotine lozenge comes in two sizes (regular and mini) and each size comes in two strengths (2 mg and 4 mg). The right dose for you depends on when you usually have your first cigarette each day and how much you are currently smoking.

How does nicotine affect early pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and birth defects of the mouth and lip. Smoking during and after pregnancy also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Does nicotine cross the placenta?

Nicotine easily crosses the placental barrier, and in humans it can be detected in the fetal circulation at levels exceeding maternal concentrations by 15%, while amniotic fluid concentrations of nicotine are 88% higher than maternal plasma [75,99].

Is equate nicotine gum sugar-free?

Nicotine Polacrilex Gum sugar-free chewing gum pieces provide nicotine to your system – they work as a temporary aid to help you quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

What are nicotine withdrawal symptoms?

Common nicotine withdrawal symptoms include:

  • nicotine cravings.
  • anger, frustration, and irritability.
  • difficulty concentrating.
  • insomnia.
  • restlessness.
  • anxiety.
  • depression.
  • hunger or increased appetite.

How long does nicotine from lozenges stay in your system?

Generally, nicotine will leaves your blood within 1 to 3 days after you stop using tobacco, and cotinine will be gone after 1 to 10 days. Neither nicotine nor cotinine will be detectable in your urine after 3 to 4 days of stopping tobacco products.

Can nicotine lozenges cause weight gain?

Both the gum and the lozenge have been shown to delay, but not prevent, weight gain. Nicotine gum in higher doses appears to reduce cessation related weight gain12 and has been recommended as a strategy to prevent it.

Can nicotine cause a miscarriage?

Nicotine is Harmful to Pregnancy Inhaling nicotine can increase your chance of an ectopic pregnancy (when the fetus develops outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes), miscarriage, premature birth, and SIDS, as well as other birth defects like low birth weight and nicotine withdrawal.