|MEDICATION|| Nicotine Lozenge Over-the-Counter2mg, 4mg|
|PROS & CONS||Pros:|
Easy, flexible dosing.
Extra help in tough situations.
Satisfies oral craving.
Easy for denture-wearers.
Must not be chewed or swallowed.
|DOSAGE||If you smoke…your first cigarette of the day within 30 minutes of waking:|
Try the 4 mg lozenge.your first cigarette of the day after 30 minutes of waking:
Try the 2 mg lozenge.Use one lozenge every 1-2 hours. Decrease as tolerated.
|TIPS||Chewing or swallowing the lozenge can also cause hiccups. Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly.|
|COST PER DAY||Name Brand: $ 4.00 – $ 4.50 /day|
The lozenge is not covered by Medicaid or Medicare.