Helping smokers
To Victory

Quitting smoking may not be the most exciting or glamorous thing but Nicotinell® products can help you control your cravings to help lose that cigarette for good. Whether it’s by patch, gum or lozenge, Nicotinell® can help get smokers like you to victory.1–4


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.

Nicotinell® Patches
Nicotinell® Patches offer 24-hour craving control to help you lose the cigarettes for good.1
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Nicotinell® Gum
Nicotinell® Gum hits cravings hard so you can chew your way to victory.3,4
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Nicotinell® Lozenges
Nicotinell® Lozenges provide long-lasting craving relief by working after the lozenge has gone.2,3
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Nicotinell® Patch + Gum or Lozenge
Use Nicotinell® Patches together with gum or lozenges for the unbeatable way to victory.*
*Vs single-form NRT or going cold turkey.5–7
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For additional support to quit smoking speak to your medical practitioner. Nicotinell® products are also available on prescription, so talk to your GP for more help on quitting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Nicotinell® products are only available at pharmacies. You can head to our website at https://nicotinell.com.au/find-a-stockist/ for a full list of retailers who stock the Nicotinell® brand. If your local pharmacy doesn’t stock the product you need, please speak to the pharmacist as they should be able to order the product in for you.

Before you start to use any Nicotinell® product – Patch, Gum or Lozenge – consult your doctor or pharmacist particularly if you’re taking any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription e.g. vitamin supplements.

Smoking (but not nicotine) can affect the metabolism of certain medications so it is important to consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medications.

Ideally you should not use Nicotinell® or any other nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) while you are pregnant, and you should stop smoking without using NRT. Nicotine in any form may cause harm to your unborn baby. However, if you are unable to quit without the use of NRT, seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor before starting a program. The decision to use NRT should be made as early on in your pregnancy as possible and you should aim to use it for only 2-3 months. Products that are taken intermittently, such as NRT gum, are preferable to NRT patches. However, patches may be preferred if you have nausea or sickness. If you use Nicotinell®/NRT Patch make sure you remove the patch before bed.

Be aware NRT use during pregnancy hasn’t been studied, so there might be risks. However, NRT is safer than continuing to smoke though remember always follow the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.

Nicotine is excreted in breast milk in quantities that may affect the child even in therapeutic doses. Like smoking, Nicotinell® or any other nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) should be avoided during breastfeeding. However, if you are unable to quit without the use of NRT, seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor before starting a program. You should not use Nicotinell® Patch or any other NRT Patch if you are breastfeeding. Intermittent NRT products, such as Nicotinell® Gum, may be used instead and should be used immediately after breastfeeding, to ensure that the baby gets the smallest amount of nicotine possible from breast milk.

Remember always follow the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products like gum, patches, and lozenges can come with different side effects. Some side-effects, such as headaches, irritability, sleep disturbances and light-headed or dizziness could be withdrawal symptoms due to low nicotine levels. Remember: tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well taking NRT products.

NRT patch: Other than the side-effects from nicotine withdrawals, you could experience skin irritation – using a different area of skin to apply the patch each day can reduce this. However if you experience any of the following, you should remove the patch and immediately tell your doctor or go to your nearest hospital as you could be having an allergic reaction: severe redness, swelling, itching or burning sensation at the patch site or a rash.

NRT gum could potentially irritate the mouth or throat or cause problems with your existing dental work. You could also experience jaw pain.

NRT lozenge could have side effects like nausea, hiccups, excess saliva, upset stomach.

Note: NRT is generally considered to be safe for most people and while some people may experience side effects, it’s not a given that you will.

Before using any form of NRT, please read the entire product leaflet to identify if your side effects are common or serious.

Nicotinell® Patch is a stop smoking aid. It provides a once daily solution to quitting smoking by using controlled-release technology, to deliver nicotine into your bloodstream, over a period of 24 hours.

Nicotinell® Patch is available in doses of 21mg, 14mg and 7mg of nicotine per patch, where you start with the highest strength and work your way down at your own pace to take control of your habit and slowly reduce your body’s craving for nicotine.

There are a variety of health conditions and medications that may need to be considered before using Nicotinell® Patch, so talk to your doctor or pharmacist and ask for their advice before using the product. Before using any form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), please read the entire product leaflet.

Take Nicotinell® Patch out of the pack and remove any additional packaging or protection from the patch itself. Apply the patch to an area of clean, hairless, cool, dry skin – areas like the upper arm, chest and hip are all ideal locations. Press on the patch firmly until it feels like it’s stuck for a controlled release of nicotine for 24 hours.

Once 24 hours has passed, remove the patch and apply a new one, choosing a different location on your body. It’s recommended that you do not apply a new patch to previously used skin site for 3 days.

Try to apply the patch at the same time every day to make it part of your daily routine

The strength of the patch you start on depends on how many cigarettes you currently smoke:

  • If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, it is recommended that you start with Nicotinell® Patch Step 1. If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day, you should start with Nicotinell® Patch Step 2.
  • If you are starting on Nicotinell® Patch Step 1, use this strength for 3–4 weeks. Then move on to Step 2 for 3–4 weeks, and finally Step 3 for 3–4 weeks.
  • If you are starting on Nicotinell® Patch Step 2, you may switch to Step 3 after 3–4 weeks, or continue to use Step 2 for 6–8 weeks before moving onto Step 3 for 3–4 weeks.

Before starting Nicotinell® Patch step program, you should talk with your pharmacist or doctor as well as read the entire product leaflet.

Don’t use the Nicotinell® Patch if:

  • You’re under 12 years old (under 18 yrs of age should seek medical advice before taking any form of NRT).
  • You’re a non-smoker.
  • You have a generalised skin disorder such as psoriasis or dermatitis.
  • You have an allergy to nicotine or to any component of the patch.
  • The expiry date printed on the carton or sachet has passed.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Important: make sure you always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nicotinell® products to check if you’re suitable.

If you continue to get cravings whilst using Nicotinell® Patch, you could try combining Nicotinell® Patch 21 mg with Nicotinell® Gum 2 mg or Nicotinell® Lozenge 2 mg. It has been reported that Nicotinell® Patch 21 mg + Nicotinell® Gum 2 mg may improve your chances of successfully quitting by up to 75% (vs patch alone). * Before you take another form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), talk to your pharmacists or doctor.

*Stead LF, Perera R, Bullen C et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012, Issue 11.

No, you should only wear one Nicotinell® Patch. Get into a routine and always change your patch at the same time every day.

Yes you can swim, shower and bath wearing Nicotinell® Patch. However, wait for 1 hour after applying the patch to help with maximum patch adhesion.

It is advisable not to use soap on the patch or surrounding skin. Also, don’t use bath oils or shower gels either before or after application of Nicotinell® Patch as this could affect adhesion.

Nicotinell® Patch should not be used for more than 3 months. If you continue to get cravings whilst using Nicotinell® Patch, you could try combining Nicotinell® Patch 21 mg with Nicotinell® Gum 2 mg or Nicotinell® Lozenge 2 mg. Before you take another form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or if you find it difficult to give up Nicotinell® Patch, talk to your pharmacists or doctor.

Nicotinell® Gum is a stop smoking aid. It is a soft chewing gum with a crispy coat and bold mint or fruit flavour. It’s designed to be used only when you are craving a cigarette, because as you chew, the gum releases nicotine and gives your mouth something to do, reducing your desire to smoke. Nicotinell® Gum is affordable and easy to use, and it comes in two strengths – 2mg and 4mg, as well as various pack sizes.

There are a variety of health conditions and medications that may need to be considered before using Nicotinell® Gum, so talk to your doctor or pharmacist and ask for their advice before using the product. Before using any form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), please read the entire product leaflet.

  • Nicotinell® Gum 4mg: heavy smokers, being those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, should chew a maximum of 10 pieces per day only when a craving occurs.
  • Nicotinell® Gum 2mg: light smokers, being those who smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day, should chew a maximum of 20 pieces per day, only when a craving occurs.

Nicotinell® Gum is not like ordinary chewing gum. Follow these 4 easy steps:

  • 1. Chew one piece of gum slowly until the taste becomes strong.
  • 2. Park the gum between your gum and cheek to absorb the nicotine.
  • 3. Chew slowly again when the taste has faded.
  • 4. Repeat the process for 30 minutes.

Important: chew only one piece of gum at a time.

The nicotine in Nicotinell® chewing gum is released a little at a time and absorbed through the lining of your mouth into your bloodstream. If you chew too quickly or for too long, you will swallow the nicotine with your saliva. It will be broken down in your stomach and wasted. Also, chewing the gum for only a couple of minutes without parking doesn’t allow the gum to help provide relief from cravings.

To ensure maximum effectiveness, make sure you follow the ‘chew and park’ method for 30 minutes.

The Nicotinell® Gum Program is designed to help smokers reduce their cravings for cigarettes using Nicotinell® Gum over a period of 3-6 months.

  • Firstly, whenever you feel the urge to smoke, chew a piece of gum instead.
  • Heavy smokers: maximum 10 pieces of gum a day.
  • Light smokers: maximum 20 pieces of gum a day.
  • After 3 months, cut down the amount of gum chewed each day.
  • When you are down to 1-2 pieces a day, you should be almost ready to stop chewing gum altogether.
  • You should be able to completely stop within 6 months from starting the treatment.

Don’t use the Nicotinell® Gum if:

  • Your mouth or throat is sore.
  • You’re under 12 years old (under 18 yrs of age should seek medical advice before taking any form of NRT).
  • You’re a non-smoker or an occasional smoker.
  • You have an allergy to nicotine or to any component of the gum.
  • The expiry date printed on the carton or sachet has passed.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Important: make sure you always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nicotinell® products to check if you’re suitable.

Nicotinell® Lozenge is a stop smoking aid. It is used to help satisfy the urge to smoke by releasing a dose of nicotine when sucked. It’s available in two strengths to help you quit smoking and has a fresh, minty taste. The lozenge can be used at any time as a convenient and discreet alternative to chewing gum.

There are a variety of health conditions and medications that may need to be considered before using Nicotinell® Lozenge, so talk to your doctor or pharmacist and ask for their advice before using the product. Before using any form nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), please read the entire product leaflet.

  • Nicotinell® Lozenge 2mg – regular strength – is suitable for smokers who have their first cigarette of the day more than 30 minutes after waking up.
  • Nicotinell® Lozenge 4mg – extra strength – is suitable for smokers who have their first cigarette of the day within 30 minutes after waking up.
  • Remove one lozenge from the packaging and place it into your mouth.
  • Suck on the lozenge to allow it to dissolve, and follow the ‘suck and park’ method by periodically moving the lozenge from one side of the mouth to the other and resting it between your cheek and gum.
  • Repeat for 30 minutes until the lozenge is completely dissolved.
  • Don’t chew the lozenge or swallow it whole.
  • Don’t have more than 1 lozenge at time.

Weeks 1 to 6: 1 lozenge every 1 to 2 hours (If over 18yrs, during weeks 1-6 use at least 9 lozenges a day).

Weeks 7 to 9: 1 lozenge every 2 to 4 hours.

Weeks 10 to 12: 1 lozenge every 4 to 8 hours.

Weeks 13 to 24: 1 lozenge when you are strongly urges to smoke.

Do not have more than 15 lozenges a day.

Nicotinell® Lozenges should not be taken for more than 9 months. If you continue to get cravings whilst using Nicotinell® Patch, you could try combining Nicotinell® Patch 21 mg with Nicotinell® Gum 2 mg or Nicotinell® Lozenge 2 mg. Before you take another form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or if you find it difficult to give up Nicotinell® Lozenge, talk to your pharmacists or doctor.

Don’t use the Nicotinell® Lozenge if:

  • You’re under 12 years old (under 18 yrs of age should seek medical advice before taking any form of NRT).
  • You’re a non-smoker.
  • You suffer from phenylketonuria. The lozenge contains Phenylalanine.
  • You have an allergy to nicotine or to any component of the patch.
  • The expiry date printed on the carton or sachet has passed.
  • The packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

Important: make sure you always speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nicotinell® products to check if you’re suitable.

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