I'm trying to figure out how nicotine polacrilex is made. Does it contain tobacco?
Nicotine does not need tobacco to have it. Here is the defination of nicotine polacrilex-Nicotine Polacrilex is nicotine bound to an ion-exchange resin (polymethacrilic acid, such as Amberlite IRP64 or Purolite C115HMR... ). It is added to gums and hard lozenges used for nicotine replacement therapy in smoking cessation. The use of the polymer as a delivery system maximizes the amount of nicotine released and absorbed by the oral mucosa. 80 to 90 percent of the nicotine released from the gum is absorbed by the mouth. Side effects of the gum include bad taste, nausea, dyspepsia, and stomatitis.
- Nicotine Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Nicotine (detailed)
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