Nicotine (Nasal Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Nicotine in a nasal spray is used to help you stop smoking. It is used for up to 6 months as part of a stop-smoking program. This program may include counseling, education, or psychological support.
With the nasal spray, nicotine is inhaled through your nose and passes into your blood stream. This nicotine takes the place of the nicotine you would otherwise get from smoking. In this way, the withdrawal effects of not smoking are less severe. Then, as your body adjusts to not smoking, the use of nicotine nasal spray is decreased gradually over several weeks. Finally, use is stopped altogether.
Children, pregnant women, and nonsmokers should not use nicotine nasal spray because of harmful effects.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: