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Nicotine Inhaler Side Effects

When using the nicotine inhaler, some people have side effects such as throat irritation, headache, and coughing. However, the drug is well tolerated in most cases, and any reactions that do occur are easy to treat. If you develop any potentially serious problems, such as extreme dizziness or signs of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention.

An Introduction to Nicotine Inhaler Side Effects

Just like any medicine, the nicotine inhaler (Nicotrol® Inhaler) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with the nicotine inhaler. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Side Effects of the Nicotine Inhaler

Some possible adverse reactions to the nicotine inhaler should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Mouth or throat irritation that is severe or does not go away after a few weeks of use
  • Persistent heartburn or indigestion
  • An irregular, rapid, or forcefully beating heart (heart arrhythmias or palpitations)
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Symptoms of a nicotine overdose, such as:
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Sweating
    • Extreme dizziness
    • Diarrhea
    • Weakness
    • A rapid heartbeat
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.
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