Nicotine, the primary alkaloid in tobacco products and a naturally occurring autonomous substance, is a nicotine receptor agonist in the peripheral and central nervous systems and has pronounced CNS and cardiovascular effects.
Cipla Nicogum is administered to those who require NRT therapy. The principal mechanism of action of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is to partially replace the nicotine formally obtained from tobacco. It provides small and sustained quantities of nicotine without the harmful gases of smoking to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Cipla Nicogum is available in 2mg and 4mg strips. 2gm is administered to those who smoke 20 or fewer cigarettes a day.
Q1. How much Nicogum is safe for daily consumption?
Ans: Do not use more than 24 gums per day, if you are using Nicogum 2 mg chewing gum and 15 gums per day if you are using Nicogum 4 mg chewing gum. If you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second Nicogum chewing gum within the hour.
Q2. How many days does NRT treatment last?
Ans: Normally, NRT treatment lasts for at least 3 months. After 3 months, the user should gradually cut down the number of pieces chewed each day until they have stopped using the product.
Q3. What is the price of Cipla Nicogum?
Ans: A strip of 10 gums costs ₹ 75 inclusive of all taxes.