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.
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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Side Effects of the Nicotine InhalerJust like any medicine, the nicotine inhaler can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the common side effects of the nicotine inhaler include:
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