Nicorette® Gum 4 mg Original

Reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking.


If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use.

Before using this product, read the enclosed User’s Guide for complete directions and other important information

Begin using the gum on your quit day

If you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use 2mg nicotine gum

If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use 4mg nicotine gum according to the following 12 week schedule:

  • Weeks 1 to 6 – 1 piece every 1 to 2 hours
  • Weeks 7 to 9 – 1 piece every 2 to 4 hours
  • Weeks 10 to 12 – 1 piece every 4 to 8 hours

Nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results

Chew the gum slowly until it tingles. Then park it between your cheek and gum. When the tingle is gone, begin chewing again, until the tingle returns

Repeat this process until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 minutes)

Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before chewing the nicotine gum, or while chewing a piece

To improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces per day for the first 6 weeks

If you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.

Do not use more than 24 pieces a day

It is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use the gum for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.

Other information:

  • Each piece contains: calcium 117 mg, sodium 13 mg
  • Not for sale to those under 18 years of age. Proof of age required.
  • Not for sale in vending machines or from any source where proof of age cannot be verified.
  • This product is protected in sealed blisters. Do not use if individual blisters or printed backing are broken, open, or torn.
  • Store at 20-25°C (68-77° F)
  • Protect from light
  • To remove the gum:
    • Tear off single unit
    • Peel off backing, starting at corner with loose edge
    • Push gum through foil



Nicotine Polacrilex (Equal to 4 mg Nicotine) (in each chewing piece)


D&C yellow #10, flavors, glycerin, gum base, sodium carbonate, sorbitol


If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.

Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • A sodium-restricted diet
  • Heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.
  • High blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase blood pressure.
  • Stomach ulcer or diabetes
  • History of seizures

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

  • Using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug
  • Taking prescription medicine for depression or asthma, Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted.

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Mouth, teeth or jaw problems occur
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur
  • You get symptoms of nicotine overdose such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat
  • You have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing or rash)

Keep out of reach of children and pets. Pieces of nicotine gum may have enough nicotine to make children and pets sick. Wrap used pieces of gum in paper and throw away in the trash. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, L.P.
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