NICORETTE® Lozenge

How many nicotine lozenges can you take in a day ?

Most people take between 8 and 12 Nicorette® Lozenges per day to help keep nicotine cravings at bay. You should not take more than 15 lozenges per day

How long can you take Nicorette Lozenges for ?

As soon as you feel ready, you should start to reduce the number of lozenges you use until you have stopped taking them completely. This could be after a few weeks or a few months.

What’s the difference between lozenges and microtab ?

Did you know that smokers are 25% more likely to quit using combination therapy versus single NRT? So, if you’re struggling to quit using just one NRT product, it might be time to try the Nicorette® Dual Support method.

 

Combine your Nicorette® InvisiPatch with the Nicorette® Lozenge for added support in curbing your nicotine cravings. The Nicorettre® InvisiPatch provides sustained levels of background nicotine, while the Nicorette Lozenge offers relief from any breakthrough cravings. It’s one of the most effective ways to help you quit for good.

 

Strength

Nicorette® Lozenges are available in two strengths – 2mg or 4mg. The 2mg lozenge is suitable if you smoke 20 or less cigarettes a day, while 4mg is best for smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day.

Nicorette® Microtabs only come in one strength but vary in dosage depending on your daily smoking habits: 

Use one every hour if you smoke 20 cigarettes or less.

Use two Microtabs every hour if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes.

 

How to use each one

Nicorette® Lozenges are available in two strengths – 2mg or 4mg. The 2mg lozenge is suitable if you smoke 20 or less cigarettes a day, while 4mg is best for smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day.

Nicorette® Microtabs only come in one strength but vary in dosage depending on your daily smoking habits: 

Use one every hour if you smoke 20 cigarettes or less.

Use two Microtabs every hour if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes.

 

Maximum usage

You shouldn’t take more than 15 Lozenges per day, and you shouldn’t take more than 40 Microtabs per day. Children aged 12 and over should not use Microtabs for longer than 12 weeks, while adults aged 18 years and over should not use them for more than 9 months.

 

Pack sizes and flavours

Nicorette® Lozenges come in packs of 20s, 24s and 80s, with two different flavour options: Cool icy mint or Fruit flavour. Microtabs don’t have a flavour and come in two pack sizes: 

30 or 105 tablets with a dispenser, OR

Blister strips of 10 sublingual tablets, with boxes ranging from 10 to 210 tablets.

What are the side effects of Nicorette Lozenges ?

Please read the Patient information leaflet in the Ingredients and Usage section for information on possible side effects.
NICORETTE® Lozenge
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  • Dissolves in your mouth to relieve nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
  • Comes in 2mg or 4mg so you can choose the right strength based on how much you smoke
  • Sugar-free
  • Discreet craving relief

Flavours available

How it worksFind out more about Nicorette Lozenge key product features

How Nicorette® Lozenge works

These sugar free nicotine lozenges relieve nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms, to help you stop smoking. Suitable both for cutting down gradually and quitting abruptly,

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Stop Smoking Aid.

How to useRead or watch a video with usage instructions

How to use Nicorette Lozenge

1. Place the lozenge in your mouth.

2. Occasionally move the lozenge from one side of your mouth to the other. Do not chew or swallow.

3. Repeat step 2 until the lozenge dissolves completely (about 16-19 minutes).

Ready to quit smoking? Have a lozenge whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need fewer lozenges to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Use this chart as a guide:

Stopping Smoking Immediately

Week 1-12
1 lozenge when you have the urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours. Do not use more than 15 lozenge

After 12 weeks
Gradually reduce to 1-2 lozenges per day and then stop use.

Cutting Down on Smoking

Gradually increase lozenge use (maximum of 15 lozenges per day) and reduce smoking with the aim of stopping by 6 months. If you have not cut down at 6 weeks or stopped at 9 months, see your doctor or pharmacist.

WarningsRead our warnings before using this product

Do not use

  • if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
  • if you are under 12 years of age

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use if you

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are under 18 years of age
  • are taking any other medicines
  • have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • have a stomach ulcer
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • take insulin for diabetes
  • have an overactive thyroid
  • have adrenal gland cancer.

Do not use unless a doctor has told you to if you have had a stroke or you have heart or circulation problems.

Products containing mannitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.

How Nicorette® Lozenge works

These sugar free nicotine lozenges relieve nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms, to help you stop smoking. Suitable both for cutting down gradually and quitting abruptly,

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Stop Smoking Aid.

How to use Nicorette Lozenge

1. Place the lozenge in your mouth.

2. Occasionally move the lozenge from one side of your mouth to the other. Do not chew or swallow.

3. Repeat step 2 until the lozenge dissolves completely (about 16-19 minutes).

Ready to quit smoking? Have a lozenge whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need fewer lozenges to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Use this chart as a guide:

Stopping Smoking Immediately

Week 1-12
1 lozenge when you have the urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours. Do not use more than 15 lozenge

After 12 weeks
Gradually reduce to 1-2 lozenges per day and then stop use.

Cutting Down on Smoking

Gradually increase lozenge use (maximum of 15 lozenges per day) and reduce smoking with the aim of stopping by 6 months. If you have not cut down at 6 weeks or stopped at 9 months, see your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use

  • if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
  • if you are under 12 years of age

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use if you

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are under 18 years of age
  • are taking any other medicines
  • have uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • have a stomach ulcer
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • take insulin for diabetes
  • have an overactive thyroid
  • have adrenal gland cancer.

Do not use unless a doctor has told you to if you have had a stroke or you have heart or circulation problems.

Products containing mannitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.

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Hard to Open

I find it very difficilt to open, I have to put lean it into some other hard surace in order to open it. I'm I don't suffer fronm arthritis at least at my age which is nearly 64 yrs, I think that there there are needs to be available for people with that conditon.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Response from Neutrogena, Consumer Care 1 year 1 month ago
Thanks for the review. We're sorry you had trouble opening this and would like to learn more. Please give us a call on 1800 029 979, Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 6:00pm AET.

Hard to open

I have so much difficulty trying to open it, I struggle, I have to lean the container to try and open it. I'd hate to suffer from arthritis.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Great

I have been smokefree for 12months with help from nicorette quickmist I have found I used the spray way too much so today I bought the lozenges they have helped me through today
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Helpful but noisy packet and would prefer a lower 1mg version

This product has help me on my path the quitting. Unfortunately i was not able to go cold turky of nicotine and this product helps break the cigarette part of the mental conditioning associated with long term smoking. What i found however that after relapsing folloing three weeks cold turky was that 2mg was way more than i needed to help quell the cravings. I would have preferred a 1mg or even 0.5 mg version at the time. Now my body has normalized to the 2 mg, but i would have preferred a lower dose option so i could stay closer to kicking the nicotine part of the addiction while kicking the physical cigarette part. Also the packet is very noisy in my pocket as i walk.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Craving gone

Nicorette cool drops really work I have been smoke free for over 12 months, but sometimes still get a craving not that often but I always carry or have near a pack of Nicorette cool drops which help these cravings disappear.
2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5 years on Nicorette cooldrops

I did swap smoking for Nicorette cooldrops. From one addiction to another, this can't really count as a success.... After such a long time one my think it should be easier, but it isn't. For over 5 years I'm hooked on Nicorette cooldrops. How do I quit Nicorette?
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Response from Nicorette, Consumer Care 4 years 7 months ago
Hi Toby. In accordance with the Information Leaflet contained in the pack, if you find it difficult to cut down and stop using our product, talk to your health care professional who is the most qualified to provide you with the appropriate medical advice and support.

Highly recommend it

I have smoked for almost 37 years. I have tried other products and was not successful. I have not smoked for the last 5 weeks and it is getting easier every day. The icy mint is very refreshing which helped. I do drink lots of water - due to hiccups and sometimes indigestion caused by the lozenges, but drinking more water is a good thing :) I was smoking 25 cigarettes a day, initially I was having 12 x 4mg lozenges a day. I am now down to 10. My smell has returned and I am amazed at how much my coughing is decreasing. Thanks for having these available
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Response from Nicorette, Consumer Service 4 years 9 months ago
Thanks for sharing a review! We'd like the chance to learn more. Please reach us on 1800 029 979 during Sydney business hours. Be sure to mention your reviewer name so we can connect your comments here to your call.

For use when working

I use Nicorettes so that I can have my nicotine when working, any other times ill be vaping which I find to be a healthy enough choice compared to smoking.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.