Table 2. Nicotine Polacrilex Gums

BrandDoseSide EffectsComments
OTCNicorette18–24 mg/dSore throat, stomatitis≤30 pieces/d; decrease 1 piece every 4–7 days.
OTCNicorette DS36–48 mg/dJaw ache≤20 pieces/d; decrease 1 piece every 4–7 days.

OTC = over the counter.

From: Smoking in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

Cover of PDQ Cancer Information Summaries
PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet].
Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); 2002-.

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