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What is Nicorette Inhalator
A Nicorette Inhaler is an ideal solution for someone who has quit smoking, looking to quit or is currently in the middle of quitting. The Nicorette inhaler does, however, contain nicotine.
To get rid of the habit and for the Nicorette inhaler to help, it is recommended that the person should have the correct mindset and that if you cannot quit altogether, Nicorette inhaler can help reduce the number of cigarettes that he smokes gradually. This can make it easier to stop smoking completely eventually.
How Effective Is the Nicorette inhaler?
The Nicorette inhaler is a very effective way of controlling the urge to smoke a cigarette. It is a type of medicine known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Each inhaler contains nicotine which is situated in the porous plug alongside Menthol and Ethanol.
Can I buy the Nicorette inhaler online?
The Nicorette inhaler does not require a prescription, so you can buy over the counter or online with ease and also available for Next Day Delivery from Click Pharmacy.
What dose should I choose?
The Nicorette inhaler comes in packages of 4 cartridges, 20 cartridges, 36 cartridges or even 60 cartridges. Each cartridge contains 15g of nicotine. It all depends on how much you want personally, on how many cigarettes one smokes and how hard you are finding the process of quitting. It is only suitable for adults aged 18 years or over.
How should I take Nicorette Inhaler
Once the cartridge is inserted in the inhaler, you inhale through the mouthpiece like smoking a cigarette. With each puff on the inhaler, you will get less and less nicotine which is much less than what you would from a puff on a cigarette. So you may need to inhale from the inhaler more often than you would with a cigarette to get the same amount of nicotine. It's up to you how many inhalations you take, how often you take them and for how long.
Each cartridge lasts for about 40 minutes of intense use before it will need replacing, as each one contains 15mg. It's up to you how you use each cartridge.
The number of cartridges you use each day will depend on how much you smoke, what strength your cigarettes are, and if you are cutting down or altogether quitting smoking. You should only limit yourself to six to twelve 15mg cartridges per day.
When the moment comes and you feel ready, you should gradually reduce the number of times you use the inhalator until you have stopped completely.
If you can't reduce the use of the inhaler after three months or, even worse, end up smoking again, you should ask for help and advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
How does Nicorette inhaler work?
The Nicorette inhaler does contain nicotine, which is the addictive substance found in cigarettes, so one must be careful when taking Nicorette inhalers.
The way Nicorette inhalers work is via nicotine replacement therapy, this means the inhaler gives you a small amount of nicotine. This helps with the craving for a cigarette one feels, but the main objective is that it does just this without the dangerous effects of inhaling tobacco. So you feel satisfied not inhaling tobacco, and without the withdrawal symptoms, over time, you ´ will smoke fewer and fewer cigarettes. This allows you to break the psychological habit of smoking. It has been shown that using NRT doubles your chances of successfully quitting smoking.
How long do I take Nicorette inhalers
This entirely depends on how dependent the individual is on cigarettes and how your body adapts to Nicorette inhalers. An individual should use at least 4-5 cartridges a day, but this may differ from person to person, but one thing is for sure. Everyone is different, and it is okay that these processes take time.
What are the side effects of Nicorette inhalers?
The main side effects of Nicorette inhalers are as follows; these affect more than 1 in 10 people: Headaches, throat irritation, cough, feeling sick, hiccups, sores, and inflamed mouths.
The less common side effects, that affect between 1 in 100 are Burning sensation in the mouth, Blocked nose, Dizziness, Pins and needles or tingling sensations, dry mouth, increased salivation, abdominal pain, indigestion, wind, and vomiting.
These side effects are more severe, however less common(affecting 1 in 1000 people): hoarse voice, shortness of breath, throat tightness, sneezing, sore and inflamed tongue, blistering in the mouth, fast heartbeat or hearing your palpitations, flushing, raised blood pressure, feeling weak, tired or unwell, and skin reactions such as redness, itching, sweating or rash.
When shouldn’t I take Nicorette inhaler?
Under any circumstance, you should not take Nicorette inhalers if you are allergic to any of the ingredients that Nicorette inhalers comprise of. If you are under the age of 18, if you are a non-smoker or an occasional smoker, are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have just had a heart attack or a stroke, if you have severe or worsening chest pain or if you have life-threatening arrhythmias.
What is the difference between Nicorette Inhalers, Nico urge, and Nicotrol
A primary difference between these different brands is that Nicorette has a much more comfortable size, it matches the size to a regular cigarette, giving it the sensation of a real cigarette. At the same time, Nico urge is a traditional inhaler, like this being a bit less comfortable for people.
A second example between Nicorette and other brands like Nicotrol is that Nicorette has 15mg of nicotine while other brands have 10 mg of nicotine. This meaning that the Nicorette cartridges will last more because of the controlled inhales of the nicotine in the cartridge.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Nicorette Inhalator?
Nicorette Inhalator is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Who should not use Nicorette Inhalator?
Although Nicorette Inhalator is usually safe to use, it is not suitable for everyone. You should not use Nicorette Inhalator if you have any of the following:
- Chest pains
- Heart attack in the past
- Stroke in the past
- Life threatening arrhythmias
- Trying to get pregnant
How should I stop using Nicorette Inhalator?
Once you notice an improvement in your withdrawal symptoms, you should begin to decrease your dose of Nicorette Inhalator. Once you begin gradually decreasing your dose you should begin to stop using Nicorette Inhalator.
While using Nicorette Inhalator you are likely to experience a number of side effects. These side effects often indicate that the inhaler is working and improving withdrawal symptoms. Common side effects include the following:
- Irritation in the throat
- Inflamed mouth
- Dry mouth
- Weird taste in mouth
If you experience any symptoms such as difficulty breathing, this may be a sign of an allergic reaction. In this case you should stop using Nicorette Inhalator immediately and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.