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Nicotrol NS for Smoking Cessation User Reviews

Nicotrol NS has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 6 reviews for the treatment of Smoking Cessation. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 17% reported a negative experience.

Nicotrol NS rating summary

6.5/10 average rating

6 ratings from 6 user reviews.

Compare all 14 medications used in the treatment of Smoking Cessation.

  • Nicci
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 20, 2020

"Whomever developed this nasal spray has got to be a masochist. Burns like fire and causes instant excessive nose run. Burns through the sinuses for quite a long time post initial spray. However, does quench my want for a cigarette as I am too busy blowing my nose and screaming from the pain it causes if you forget and sniff at the same time your delivering a spray to the nares."

6 / 10
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  • WARNI...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • January 21, 2017

"I would like to offer my personal experience of the nicotine nasal spray as I think potential users should be aware of the harsh reality of this product and the dangers of using this product. I do not think that anywhere in the internet provides a full and comprehensive review of this particular product. This product while satisfying the urges of nicotine withdrawal, has major potential to make the user dependent on the nasal spray. While the desire to smoke generally disappears, the addiction and dependence is on the spray. It is replacing one evil with another in my opinion. The spray has terrible side effects, which again are not fully disclosed anywhere on the internet in my opinion. I will go through the side effects: 1. Severe congestion unlike anything experienced with other NRT products. The spray causes chest and lung congestion as well as nasal congestion. Catarrh becomes immediate as soon as the spray is used. Even by using just one small spray in one nostril. Combatting the congestion becomes a daily chore and nightmare. Relying on cough medicines such as Guaifenesin, Actifed tablets - because the congestion and catarrh is so severe that it inhibits breathing. And sudafed nasal spray to unblock the nose. Again, a blocked nose is experienced immediately after just one spray in the nostril. 2. Immediately after using the spray, the catarrh is so bad that one must either spit it out in a sink or continuously carry tissues with them. Runny nose is a constant - immediately after using the spray but also some time after using the spray. Constantly having to wipe the nose results in skin chafing around the nasal passage area and outside the nostrils and in the worst case, bleeding around the nose. Resulting in again - having to constantly apply cream around the affected area. 3. Perhaps the most severe and the most concerning - nose bleeds. Although some have reported that this only happens when they start using the spray, it is possible that nose bleeds continue on and off throughout the time of using the spray. Nose bleeds causes by irritation from the spray. Imagine a chemical that is so harsh and severe that it causes bleeding. This is shocking. However, the addiction and dependency on this spray becomes so uncontrollable and so strong that one persists with the spray despite nose bleeds. 4. The psychological effects of this spray is another area that has been under reported. Although the spray provides an immediate sense of satisfaction and indeed 'stimulation' as nicotine after all is a powerful stimulant, and in through the nasal passage it is absorbed at high speed of course, thus the effects of this are compelling and indeed enticing. However. The effects only last a few seconds. And then it goes. Leaving one wanting more and more of the spray. As a result the more one takes the less effective the spray becomes. It is a vicious and dangerous cycle. Psychologically one ends up in a state where they are very anxious and worry about where their next 'fix' will come from. And what will happen if they don't have a spray, or run out of the spray in the middle of the night or find themselves in a place where the spray isn't available. The spray one the one hand definitely does stop smokers from smoking cigarettes and is probably the most effective NRT product in that sense, but creates a whole new set of anxieties that did not exist to this extent before. This psychological area needs to be further explored and served as a warning. 5. The cost of the spray is extortionate, especially when compared to other NRT products. In the U.K. The price of the spray is around "

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  • pband...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • September 6, 2012

"After trying 8 different smoking cessation meds, 5 of them prescription only, my doctor put me on Nicotrol Nasal Spray. It is the only medicine that has ever worked for more than a month. Best thing is, my insurance company has a policy of NO CO-PAY for prescription smoking cessation medications. So no cost to me whatsoever. How great is that? From a health insurance company, no less. They finally came to their senses and realized that it is much cheaper to pay a small amount up front to encourage people to quit smoking rather than pay millions on the end when long-term smokers contract cancer - prevention as opposed to treatment."

10 / 10
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  • The...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • July 8, 2019

"I have no illusions about this stuff; it is somewhat marginal to say it is better than cigarettes. However, for me Nicotrol has been and continues to be better than cigarettes. I'm not sorry that 15 years ago, a PA in a major-university-hospital smoking cessation program told me about Nicotrol NS as part of the initial protocols available. It does only provide a short physical affect but it delivers it very very quickly, so for that reason for than anything, is why Nicotrol works for me!"

8 / 10
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  • Ex-sm...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 17, 2022

"I have tried vaping and the patch previously . I did research on what method I would like. I knew I wanted control of delivery of the product and I thought I wanted something that resembled smoking as close to possible to begin. The doctor wrote the prescription wrong and put the nasal spray instead of the inhaler. At this point I am so happy she messed up. The awesome parts of the spray compared to any NRT that you put in your mouth is no wait time to eat or drink. This is also the lowest dose of nicotine delivery for any NRT. I was not a heavy smoker but I was a long time user. I like that it is a low enough dose that I can pretty much spray anytime I need it. But I have discovered to get rid of the burning in my nasal cavity , be consistent. Make a schedule and keep to it.. The one complaint is that I have is it seems like the amount of sprays is 180ish. Not 200. Quality control isn't great. I am an ex-smoker after 40+ years."

10 / 10
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  • Mamak...
  • March 6, 2017

"I most often used only when I want that cigarette in the morning I keep busy and focus on my health I use my spray 8 times a day. I use rubber bands on wrist when urge comes to smoke because I don't want to depend on spray, light exercise and walks where smoking isn't allowed. my house doesn't smell like smoke, my clothes do cause I can't wash them all at once I can breathe better. believe believe believe"

4 / 10
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