nicotine nasal spray


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nicotine nasal spray

a product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for aiding tobacco smoking cessation in adults. One dose of the nasal spray administers 1 mg of nicotine directly into the nasal membranes. Because of the risk of becoming dependent on the nasal spray, it is recommended that patients not use it for more than 6 months. See also nicotine replacement therapy.

nicotine nasal spray

Nicotrol Tobacco A tool for smoking cessation, in which nicotine in solution is spritzed–0.5 mg nicotine/spritz in each nostril, up to 40 doses/day Adverse effects Runny nose, nasal and/or throat irritation, watery eyes, sneezing Results Cessation is 2-fold greater than with placebos. See Nicotine.

nic·o·tine na·sal spray

(nikŏ-tēn nāzăl sprā)
A nicotine withdrawal product for patients' intranasal use to aid in smoking cessation.
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Results from previous studies and clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of nicotine nasal spray suggest that nicotine nasal spray does aid in smoking cessation.
Product Overview II-12 Smoking Cessation Aids Defined II-12 Nicotine Gum II-12 Factors to Consider II-12 Effectiveness of Nicotine Gum II-13 Nicotine Patch II-13 Factors to Consider II-14 Nicotine Lozenges & Tablets II-14 Factors to Consider II-15 Other Smoking Cessation Aids II-15 Nicotine Inhaler II-15 Factors to Consider II-15 Nicotine Nasal Spray II-16 Factors to Consider II-16 Non-Nicotine Based Medications II-16
Nicotine nasal spray with nicotine patch for smoking cessation: randomised trial with six year follow-up.
The nicotine nasal spray is probably the strongest but least-used nicotine replacement.
Cessation rates may improve further if a faster nicotine delivery system such as the nicotine nasal spray is combined with a slower delivery device such as the patch, he added.
Nicotine inhalers and nicotine nasal sprays are effective, too.