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Nicotine

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Nicotine (nicotine systemic) is a member of the drug class smoking cessation agents and is used to treat Smoking Cessation.

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Scheme

BAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

N07BA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000054-11-5

Chemical Formula

C10-H14-N2

Molecular Weight

162

Therapeutic Category

Aid to smoking cessation

Chemical Name

Pyridine, 3-(1-metyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)-, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Nicotinum (Latin)
  • Nicotin (German)
  • Nicotine (French)

Generic Names

  • Nicotine (OS: BAN)
  • Nicotin (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotine (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, USP 41)
  • Nicotinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotin Beta-Cyclodextrin (IS)
  • Nicotin beta-cyclodextrin complex (IS)
  • Nicotina beta-ciclodestrina (IS)
  • Nicotine bêta-cyclodextrine (IS)
  • Nicotine Bitartrate (OS: USAN)
  • Nicotine Ditartrate (OS: BANM)
  • Nicotinditartrat-Dihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotine (ditartrate de) dihydaté (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotine ditartrate dihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotine Ditartrate Dihydrate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Nicotini ditartras dihydricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotine Polacrilex (OS: USAN)
  • Nicotine Resinate (OS: BANM)
  • Nicotin-Polacrillin (IS)
  • Nicotine Resinate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Nicotine resinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Nicotini resinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Ao Fei Ni
    Jiashi Daheng Pharmaceutical, China
  • Boots NicAssist
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Chemists' Own Nicotine
    Chemists' Own, Australia
  • Etos Nicotine
    Etos, Netherlands
  • Exmo
    Actavis Group, Poland
  • Habitrol
    Dr. Reddy's, United States; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, New Zealand
  • Nicabate
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Australia
  • Nicabate Clear
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Australia
  • Nicabate P
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Australia
  • Nicabate Pre-Quit
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Australia
  • Niccorex
    US Pharmacia, Poland
  • Nico
    Apotex, Poland
  • NicoDerm CQ
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United States; sanofi-aventis, United States
  • Nicomild
    Millimed, Thailand
  • Nico-Net
    SRS Pharmaceuticals, Georgia
  • Nicopass
    Pierre Fabre, Lithuania; Pierre Fabre, Poland; Pierre Fabre, Tunisia; Pierre Fabre Hellas, Cyprus
  • Nicopatch
    Pierre Fabre, Poland; Pierre Fabre, Portugal; Pierre Fabre, Tunisia; Pierre Fabre Médicament, France
  • Nicorette
    Farmagon, Norway; Janssen, Slovakia; Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Johnson & Johnson, Belgium; Johnson & Johnson, Brazil; Johnson & Johnson, China; Johnson & Johnson, Spain; Johnson & Johnson, France; Johnson & Johnson, Greece; Johnson & Johnson, Hong Kong; Johnson & Johnson, Croatia (Hrvatska); Johnson & Johnson, Italy; Johnson & Johnson, Lebanon; Johnson & Johnson, Mexico; Johnson & Johnson, Malaysia; Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand; Johnson & Johnson, Portugal; Johnson & Johnson, Russian Federation; Johnson & Johnson, Singapore; Johnson & Johnson, Turkey; Johnson & Johnson, South Africa; Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Netherlands; Johnson & Johnson Hellas, Cyprus; Johnson & Johnson Pacific, Australia; McNeil, Czech Republic; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Estonia; McNeil, Egypt; McNeil, Finland; McNeil, Georgia; McNeil, Ireland; McNeil, Israel; McNeil, Malta; McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Poland; McNeil, Serbia; McNeil, Sweden; McNeil AB, Latvia; McNeil Aps, Iceland; McNeil Products, United Kingdom; McNeil Sweden, Romania; NeoFarma, Malta; Pharmacia & Upjohn, Kuwait
  • Nicorette 10mg
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland
  • Nicorette 10mg/16h
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; LTS Lohmann, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette 10mg/16óra
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette 15mg
    Johnson & Johnson, Austria
  • Nicorette 15mg/16h
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; LTS Lohmann, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette 15mg/16óra
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette 1mg
    Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; McNeil, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette 1mg/adag
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette 25mg/16h
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; LTS Lohmann, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette 25mg/16óra
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette 2mg
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette 4mg
    McNeil, Hungary
  • Nicorette Classic
    Johnson & Johnson, Lebanon
  • Nicorette Invisi
    McNeil, Denmark; McNeil Products, United Kingdom
  • Nicorette Invisipatch
    LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG, Serbia; McNeil, Czech Republic
  • Nicorette Novum
    McNeil, Sweden
  • Nicorette QuickMist
    Johnson & Johnson Pacific, Australia
  • Nicorette Step1
    Mcneil, Egypt
  • Nicorette Step2
    Mcneil, Egypt
  • Nicorette Step3
    Mcneil, Egypt
  • Nicoretteskin
    Johnson & Johnson, France
  • Nicorettespray
    Johnson & Johnson, France
  • Nicotinat de Metil - Richter
    Gedeon Richter, Romania
  • Nicotine
    Aveva, United States
  • Nicotine MAE
    MAE Holding, Netherlands
  • Nicotine Perrigo
    Wrafton Laboratories, Poland
  • Nicotinell
    Beijing Novartis Pharma Co., Ltd., China; CIBA, Kuwait; GlaxoSmithKline, Denmark; GlaxoSmithKline, Estonia; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Lithuania; GlaxoSmithKline, Latvia; GlaxoSmithKline, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Norway; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Spain; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; GlaxoSmithKline Pharma A/S, Iceland; Gramón Bagó, Uruguay; GSK, Belgium; Novartis, Brazil; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis, Lebanon; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis Consumer Health, Hong Kong; Novartis Consumer Health, Italy; Perrigo, Australia
  • Nicotinell 1 stark 21mg/24h
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Nicotinell 14mg/24h
    GSK, Luxembourg
  • Nicotinell 1mg
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hungary; Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Nicotinell 2 mittel 14mg/24h
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Nicotinell 21mg/24h
    GSK, Luxembourg
  • Nicotinell 2mg
    GlaxoSmithKline, Hungary; Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Nicotinell 3 leicht 7mg/24h
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Nicotinell 4mg
    Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Nicotinell 7mg/24h
    GSK, Luxembourg
  • Nicotinell TTS
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Japan K.K., Japan; Gramón Bagó, Uruguay; Novartis, Chile; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis Sante, Tunisia
  • Nicotinell TTS 10
    Novartis Consumer Health, Israel; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines
  • Nicotinell TTS 10 (7 mg/24 h)
    Novartis Consumer Health - Gebro, Austria
  • Nicotinell TTS 20
    Novartis Consumer Health, Israel; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines
  • Nicotinell TTS 20 (14 mg/24 h)
    Novartis Consumer Health - Gebro, Austria
  • Nicotinell TTS 30
    Novartis Consumer Health, Israel
  • Nicotinell TTS 30 (21 mg/24 h)
    Novartis Consumer Health - Gebro, Austria
  • Nicotrol
    Pharmacia & Upjohn, United States
  • Nicovel
    Orifarm Generics, Sweden
  • Nikofrenon 10
    Carinopharm, Germany
  • Nikofrenon 20
    Carinopharm, Germany
  • Nikofrenon 30
    Carinopharm, Germany
  • Niquitin
    Famar A.V.E., Serbia; GlaxoSmithKline, Estonia; GlaxoSmithKline, Italy; GlaxoSmithKline, Malaysia; GlaxoSmithKline, Poland; GlaxoSmithKline, Tunisia; GlaxoSmithKline Brasil, Brazil; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Spain; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Croatia (Hrvatska); Omega Pharma, France; Omega Pharma, United Kingdom; Omega Pharma, Netherlands; Richard Bittner, Lithuania
  • NiQuitin
    Chefaro, Ireland; Hipocrate, Romania; Omega Pharma, Belgium; Omega Pharma, Czech Republic; Richard Bittner, Latvia; GlaxoSmithKline, Uruguay
  • Niqüitin
    GlaxoSmithKline, Mexico
  • Niquitin 1.5 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • NiQuitin 14 mg/24 h
    Omega Pharma, Austria
  • Niquitin 14mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • NiQuitin 21 mg/24 h
    Omega Pharma, Austria
  • Niquitin 21mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • NiQuitin 7 mg/24 h
    Omega Pharma, Austria
  • Niquitin 7mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • Niquitin Clear
    Omega Pharma, Portugal
  • NiQuitin Clear
    Omega, Slovakia; Omega Pharma, Germany; Omega Pharma, Netherlands; Omega Pharma, Sweden
  • Niquitin Clear 14 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitin Clear 21 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitin Clear 7 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • NiQuitin CQ
    Alza, China
  • NiQuitin CQ 21 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • NiQuitin CQ 7 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitinclear
    GlaxoSmithKline, Tunisia
  • Niux
    Cassara, Argentina
  • Quit
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • QuitX
    Alphapharm, Australia; Medis Pharma, Australia
  • Smokfree Nicotine TDDS
    Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan
  • Zonnic
    Niconovum, Denmark; Niconovum, Norway; Niconovum, Sweden; Niconovum AB, Iceland
  • Exagen [veterinary use]
    Professional Veterinary Distributors, New Zealand
  • Nicorette
    Johnson & Johnson, France; Johnson & Johnson, Italy; Johnson & Johnson, Russian Federation; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Finland; McNeil, Sweden
  • Nicorette 2mg
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland
  • Betamint
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Sweden
  • Boots NicAssist
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Habitrol
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, New Zealand
  • Nicorette
    Johnson & Johnson, France; McNeil, Finland; McNeil, Sweden
  • Nicotinell
    GlaxoSmithKline, Argentina; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United Kingdom; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare A/S, Iceland; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis Consumer Health, Italy
  • Nicotinell 1mg
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland; Novartis Consumer Health - Gebro, Austria
  • Nicotinell 2mg
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Nicotinell TTS
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland
  • Zonnic
    Niconovum, Sweden; Niconovum AB, Finland
  • Boots NicAssist
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Commit
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United States
  • Habitrol
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, New Zealand
  • Herron Nicaway
    Perrigo, Australia
  • Kruidvat nicotine
    MAE Holding, Netherlands
  • Nicabate
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Australia
  • Nicogom 2mg
    Haymann, Uruguay
  • Nicogum
    Cipla, India
  • Nicokern
    Kern Pharma, Spain
  • Nicopass
    Pierre Fabre, Portugal; Pierre Fabre, Sweden; Pierre Fabre Médicament, France
  • Nicorette
    Farmagon, Norway; GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, United States; Janssen, Slovakia; Johnson & Johnson, Belgium; Johnson & Johnson, Germany; Johnson & Johnson, Spain; Johnson & Johnson, France; Johnson & Johnson, Croatia (Hrvatska); Johnson & Johnson, Italy; Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand; Johnson & Johnson, Portugal; Johnson & Johnson, Taiwan; Johnson & Johnson Pacific, Australia; Johnson&Johnson Personal Care Chile, Chile; McNeil, Czech Republic; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Estonia; McNeil, Finland; McNeil, Ireland; McNeil, Lithuania; McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Sweden; McNeil Products, United Kingdom
  • Nicorette 2mg
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; McNeil, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette 4mg
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; Johnson & Johnson, Austria; Johnson & Johnson, Luxembourg; McNeil, Bulgaria
  • Nicorette Classic
    McNeil, Czech Republic; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil Aps, Iceland
  • Nicorette TX
    Johnson & Johnson, Germany
  • Nicoretteicy
    McNeil, Italy
  • Nicostop-Mepha 2mg
    Mepha Pharma, Switzerland
  • Nicostop-Mepha 4mg
    Mepha Pharma, Switzerland
  • Nicotina Teva
    Teva, Spain
  • Nicotine EG
    EG Labo, France
  • Nicotine Polacrilex
    Actavis, United States; Ivax, United States; Perrigo, United States; Watson Pharmaceutical, United States
  • Nicotinell
    GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, Portugal; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; GSK, Belgium; Novartis Consumer Health, Hong Kong
  • Nicotinell 2mg
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland; Novartis Consumer Health - Gebro, Austria
  • Nicotinell 4mg
    GSK Consumer Healthcare, Switzerland
  • Nicotinell Classic
    GlaxoSmithKline Pharma A/S, Iceland
  • Nicotrol
    Johnson & Johnson, New Zealand
  • Nicovel
    Orifarm Generics, Denmark; Orifarm Generics, Iceland; Orifarm Generics, Sweden
  • Nicover
    Verman, Finland
  • Nikorono
    Alkalon, Sweden
  • Nikotin ABECE
    Evolan, Sweden
  • Nikotin Apofri
    Apofri, Sweden
  • Niquitin
    GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Spain; GlaxoSmithKline Malta, Malta; Omega Pharma, France; Omega Pharma, United Kingdom; Omega Pharma, Netherlands; Richard Bittner, Estonia
  • NiQuitin
    Chefaro, Ireland; Omega Pharma, Belgium; Omega Pharma, Sweden
  • Niquitin 1.5mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • Niquitin 2 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitin 2.5 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitin 2mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • Niquitin 4 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • Niquitin 4mg
    Omega Pharma, Luxembourg
  • NiQuitin CQ 14 mg
    Omega, Hungary
  • NiQuitin Mini
    GlaxoSmithKline, Poland; Omega, Slovakia; Omega Pharma, Czech Republic; Omega Pharma, Germany; Omega Pharma, United Kingdom; Richard Bittner, Estonia
  • NiQuitin Mini 1,5mg
    Omega Pharma, Austria
  • NiQuitin Mini 4mg
    Omega Pharma, Austria
  • Niquitinminis
    Omega Pharma, France
  • RXT nicotine
    RXT, Netherlands
  • Thrive
    Novartis, United States

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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