The nicotine inhaler is prescribed to help reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. It is especially effective when used as part of a complete smoking cessation program that includes other treatment options, such as counseling. This medication comes in the form of a reusable inhaler mouthpiece; nicotine cartridges are also included. Throat and mouth irritation are the most common side effects of this drug.
What Is the Nicotine Inhaler?
The nicotine inhaler (Nicotrol® Inhaler) is a prescription medication used to help with smoking cessation (quitting smoking). It helps people stop smoking by reducing the uncomfortable symptoms of nicotine withdrawal that occur when people try to quit.
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