Nicotine oral strips are a form of nicotine replacement with each strip containing 2.5mg of nicotine. The nicotine is released from the oral strip and absorbed into the bloodstream from the lining of the roof of your mouth with complete absorption occurring within three minutes. This helps reduce your urge to smoke, allowing you to continue with breaking the psychological habit of smoking.
How frequently can I use the nicotine oral strips?
The strips are small, thin, mint-flavoured translucent films that dissolve in the mouth in approximately three minutes. The strip should be placed on to the tongue and then gently pressed to the roof of the mouth until the film dissolves. The strip should NOT be chewed or swallowed.
Which flavour do the nicotine oral strips come in?
The oral strip comes in mint flavour only.
How often should I use the nicotine oral strips?
You should use the oral strips when you have an urge to smoke or in anticipation of a craving. You can use one film every 1-2 hours. The maximum daily use should not exceed more than 15 strips per day.
Possible side effects
The nicotine oral strips have not been found to cause any serious side effects.
Very common side effects include: nausea, heart burn, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, dry mouth, constipation, hiccups, headache, dizziness, insomnia, cough, mouth irritation and flatulence.
Very rare side effects: Allergic reactions causing swelling to face/tongue/throat or an itchy bumpy rash, mouth ulcers, increased heart rate, feeling weak or lack of energy, shortness of breath, anxiety, tremor, belching and increased salivation.