6 cartridges/day (max. 12 cartridges/day)
Reduce number of cartridges gradually. When reduced to 1-2 cartridges/day, patient should stop using the Inhaler.
Patients should try different schedules to help control cravings. Puffing on the inhaler for 5 minutes at a time will give enough nicotine for 4 uses. Puffing on the inhaler for 10 minutes at a time will give enough nicotine for 2 uses. In a few days patients will find what works best and know when nicotine in cartridges is used up.
It is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use NICORETTE® Inhaler for longer than 6 months to keep from smoking, talk to your healthcare provider.
If you are using NICORETTE® Inhaler while trying to quit smoking but slip up and have a cigarette, you should not stop using the NICORETTE® Inhaler. You should keep using it and keep trying to quit.
If the amounts of NICORETTE® Inhaler you are taking do not help you stop smoking, talk with your healthcare provider about using more than one type of nicotine replacement therapy at the same time.
The Inhaler should not be used for more than 20 consecutive minutes per session.
Patient counselling: How to properly use the NICORETTE® Inhaler
Remove the mouthpiece from the plastic wrap.
Align marks to separate mouthpiece in two.
Peel back foil and remove one cartridge from tray.
Press firmly into bottom of mouthpiece until the seal breaks.
Replace top of mouthpiece. Align marks and press down firmly to break the top foil seal of cartridge. Twist and secure.
Place the tapered end of the inhaler in your mouth and inhale deeply into the back of your throat or puff in short breaths.
To ensure safe disposal, used cartridges should be discarded out of reach children and pets.
Do not use if you: are an occasional or non-smoker; are pregnant or nursing a child; are under 18 years of age; have allergies to nicotine or to menthol. See your doctor before using if you have: ever had heart disease, a heart attack, heart pain, irregular heart beat or a stroke; or have ever had high blood pressure, blood circulation problems or treatment for circulation disorders of the brain, asthma or chronic lung problems, thyroid problems, stomach problems or stomach ulcers, kidney or liver disease, diabetes requiring insulin or are taking any prescription medications.60
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