nicotine (nasal, inhalation) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nicotine nasal or inhalation (Nicotrol Inhaler, Nicotrol NS)?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have:
Nicotine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication if you are breast-feeding unless your doctor has told you to.
Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Using a nicotine replacement product during pregnancy or while breast-feeding may be safer than smoking. However, you should try to stop smoking without using a nicotine replacement product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Talk with your doctor about the best way for you to stop smoking.
How should I use nicotine nasal or inhalation (Nicotrol Inhaler, Nicotrol NS)?
Nicotine nasal or inhalation is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include counseling, group support, and behavior changes. Your success will depend on your participation in all aspects of your smoking cessation program.
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
To use the nasal spray:
To use nicotine inhalation:
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the nasal spray bottle tightly closed when not in use. Store inhaler cartridges away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day.
Keep this medicine out of the reach of children or pets.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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