Kirkland Signature Quit Gum 2 mg. or 4 mg., 380 Pieces


650377

Regular price $95.98

Product Details:

  • Compare to Nicorette® Active Ingredient*
  • Nicotine Polacrilex
  • 2 Boxes, 190 Pieces Each
  • Original Flavor
  • 2 mg. or 4 mg.

About Quit2® & Quit4® Uncoated Nicotine Gum

Kirkland Signature Original Flavor Uncoated Nicotine Polacrilex Gum is part of a Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is designed to wean your body off cigarettes. It helps regulate, control and gradually reduce your body's cravings for nicotine.

Smoking is addictive in two ways. Your need for nicotine is both physical and mental. You must overcome both addictions to stop smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) only deals with the physical dependence. It is not meant to be the only thing you use to help you quit smoking. You will need other methods that help the psychological (emotional and mental) part of smoking, such as a stop smoking program. Kirkland Signature offers a free, personalized plan at smokefreehabits.com in order to assist on your journey to Quit Smoking!

Understanding Nicotine Replacement Therapy

How Nicotine Polacrilex Gum Works

Nicotine Polacrilex Gum sugar-free chewing pieces provide nicotine to your system - they work as a temporary aid to help you quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine Polacrilex Gum provides a lower level of nicotine to your blood than cigarettes, and allows you to gradually do away with your body’s need for nicotine. Because Nicotine Polacrilex Gum does not contain the tar or carbon monoxide of cigarette smoke, it does not have the same health dangers as tobacco. However, it still delivers nicotine, the addictive part of cigarette smoke. Nicotine can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, upset stomach, and dizziness.

Tips for Using Uncoated Nicotine Gum

How To Use Nicotine Polacrilex Gum

If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. Before you can use Nicotine Polacrilex Gum correctly, you have to practice! That sounds silly, but it isn’t. Nicotine Polacrilex Gum isn’t like ordinary chewing gum. It’s a medicine, and must be chewed a certain way to work right. Chewed like ordinary gum, Nicotine Polacrilex Gum won’t work well and can cause side effects. An overdose can occur if you chew more than one piece of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum at the same time, or if you chew many pieces one after another. Read all instructions prior to using Nicotine Polacrilex Gum.

1. Begin using Nicotine Polacrilex Gum on your quit day.

2. To reduce craving and other withdrawal symptoms, use Nicotine Polacrilex Gum according to the dosage schedule provided in the leaflet.

3. Chew each Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece very slowly several times.

4. Stop chewing when you notice a peppery taste, or a slight tingling in your mouth. (This usually happens after about 15 chews, but may vary from person to person.)

5. "PARK" the Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece between your cheek and gum, and leave it there.

6. When the peppery taste or tingle is almost gone (in about a minute), start to chew a few times slowly again. When the taste or tingle returns, stop again.

7. Park the Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece again (in a different place in your mouth).

8. Repeat steps 3 to 7 (chew, chew, park) until most of the nicotine is gone from the Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece (usually happens in about half an hour; the peppery taste or tingle won't return.)

9. Wrap the used Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece in paper and throw away in the trash.

DO NOT USE MORE THAN 24 PIECES PER DAY.

How To Reduce Your Nicotine Polacrilex Gum Usage

The goal of using Nicotine Polacrilex Gum is to slowly reduce your dependence on nicotine. The schedule for using Nicotine Polacrilex Gum will help you reduce your nicotine craving gradually as you reduce and then stop your use of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum. Here are some tips to help you cut back during each step and then stop using Nicotine Polacrilex Gum:

• After a while, start chewing each Nicotine Polacrilex Gum piece for only 10 to 15 minutes, instead of half an hour. Then, gradually begin to reduce the number of pieces used.

• Or, try chewing each piece for longer than half an hour, but reduce the number of pieces you use each day.

• Substitute ordinary chewing gum for some of the Nicotine Polacrilex Gum pieces you would normally use. Increase the number of pieces of ordinary gum as you cut back on the Nicotine Polacrilex Gum pieces.

• Check how well you’ve reduced your daily usage of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum in Weeks 10 to 12. You should only be using about 3 to 5 pieces a day. Get ready to stop.               

A Real-Life Pharmacist on: Quitting   

 “As a pharmacist, patients will sometimes come to me and ask for my advice on quitting and various medications they can use. I first tell them my own story, and I ask about their unique situation: How long have they smoked? How much? And, are they ready to quit? I do help them understand there are therapies, both prescription and over-the-counter, that can help ease the cravings and improve a person’s chances of quitting.

Quitting is hard. Don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist for help. You never know: you might just be talking to a former smoker who can share some professional – and personal – advice.”

Kirkland Signature Brand products are subject to the same manufacturing standards mandated by the FDA, just like the leading national brands.