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Nicotine Polacrilex by Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Medically reviewed on Nov 20, 2017

Dosage form: gum, chewing
Ingredients: NICOTINE 2mg
Labeler: Army and Air Force Exchange Service
NDC Code: 55301-428

Nicotine Polarilex Gum Coated Mint 2 mg and 4 mg

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each chewing piece) - 2 mg

Nicotine Polacrilex 2 mg (nicotine)

Active ingredient (in each chewing piece) - 4 mg

Nicotine Polacrilex 4 mg (nicotine)

Purpose

Stop smoking aid

Use

• reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking

Warnings

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.

Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • a sodium-restricted diet

  • heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.

  • high blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase blood pressure.

  • stomach ulcer or diabetes

  • history of seizures

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are
  • using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug

  • taking prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted. 

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • mouth, teeth, or jaw problems occur

  • irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur

  • you get symptoms of nicotine overdose such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness, and rapid heartbeat

  • you have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing or rash)

 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Pieces of nicotine gum may have enough nicotine to make children and pets sick. Wrap used pieces of gum in paper and throw away in the trash. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions - 2 mg
  • if you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use

  • before using this product, read the enclosed User's Guide for complete directions and other important information

  • begin using the gum on your quit day

  • if you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use 4 mg nicotine gum

  • if you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use 2 mg nicotine gum according to the following 12 week schedule:

Weeks 1 to 6

Weeks 7 to 9

Weeks 10 to 12

1 piece every
1 to 2 hours

1 piece every
2 to 4 hours

1 piece every
4 to 8 hours

  • nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results

  • chew the gum slowly until it tingles. Then park it between your cheek and gum. When the tingle is gone, begin chewing again until the tingle returns.

  • repeat this process until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 minutes)

  • do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before chewing the nicotine gum, or while chewing a piece

  • to improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces per day for the first 6 weeks

  • if you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.

  • do not use more than 24 pieces a day

  • it is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use the gum for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.

Directions - 4 mg
  • if you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use

  • before using this product, read the enclosed User's Guide for complete directions and other important information

  • begin using the gum on your quit day

  • if you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use 2 mg nicotine gum

  • if you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use 4 mg nicotine gum according to the following 12 week schedule:

Weeks 1 to 6

Weeks 7 to 9

Weeks 10 to 12

1 piece every
1 to 2 hours

1 piece every
2 to 4 hours

1 piece every
4 to 8 hours

  • nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used a certain way to get the best results

  • chew the gum slowly until it tingles. Then park it between your cheek and gum. When the tingle is gone, begin chewing again, until the tingle returns.

  • repeat this process until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 minutes)

  • do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before chewing the nicotine gum, or while chewing a piece

  • to improve your chances of quitting, use at least 9 pieces per day for the first 6 weeks

  • if you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.

  • do not use more than 24 pieces a day

  • it is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use the gum for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.

Other information - 2 mg
  • each piece contains: calcium 115 mg, sodium 8 mg

  • store at 20 - 25ºC (68 - 77ºF)

  • protect from light


Other information - 4 mg
  • each piece contains: calcium 120 mg, sodium 8 mg

  • store at 20 - 25ºC (68 - 77ºF)

  • protect from light

Inactive ingredients - 2 mg

acacia, acesulfame potassium, carnauba wax, flavors, gum base, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium oxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, talc, titanium dioxide and xylitol.

Inactive ingredients - 4 mg

acacia, acesulfame potassium, carnauba wax, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, flavors, gum base, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium oxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, talc, titanium dioxide and xylitol.

Questions or comments?

Call 1-877-440-7867

 

TO INCREASE YOUR SUCCESS IN QUITTING:
  1. You must be motivated to quit.
  2. Use Enough - Chew at least 9 pieces of Nicotine Polacrilex Gum per day during the first six weeks.
  3. Use Long Enough - Use Nicotine Polacrilex Gum for the full 12 weeks.
  4. Use with a support program as directed in the enclosed User's Guide.

Instructions

To remove the gum, tear off single unit

Peel off backing starting at corner with loose edge.

Push gum through foil

Blister packaged for your protection.
Do not use if individual seals are open or torn.

  • Not for sale to those under 18 years of age.
  • Proof of age required.
  • Not for sale in vending machines or from any source where proof of age cannot be verified.

 

Principal Display Panel - 2 mg

Compare to the Active Ingredient of Nicorette® Fresh MintTM Gum*

exchange selectTM                               

SUGAR FREE

NICOTINE POLACRILEX
GUM USP, 2 MG (NICOTINE)

STOP SMOKING AID

FOR THOSE WHO SMOKE THEIR     
FIRST CIGARETTE MORE THAN
30 MINUTES AFTER WAKING UP.

If you smoke your first cigarette WITHIN
30 MINUTES of waking up, use Nicotine
Polacrilex Gum USP, 4 mg

COATED MINT

2 mg

100 CHEWING PIECES
 




Principal Display Panel - 4 mg

Compare to the Active Ingredient of Nicorette® Fresh MintTM Gum*

exchange selectTM                               

SUGAR FREE

NICOTINE POLACRILEX
GUM USP, 4 MG (NICOTINE)

STOP SMOKING AID

FOR THOSE WHO SMOKE THEIR
FIRST CIGARETTE WITHIN 30
MINUTES OF WAKING UP.

If you smoke your first cigarette MORE THAN 
30 MINUTES after waking up, use Nicotine
Polacrilex Gum USP, 2 mg

COATED MINT

4 mg


100 CHEWING PIECES

NICOTINE POLACRILEX 
nicotine polacrilex gum, chewing
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:55301-428
Route of AdministrationBUCCALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
NICOTINE (NICOTINE) NICOTINE2 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
ACACIA 
ACESULFAME POTASSIUM 
CARNAUBA WAX 
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, UNSPECIFIED 
MAGNESIUM OXIDE 
SODIUM BICARBONATE 
SODIUM CARBONATE 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
XYLITOL 
Product Characteristics
ColorWHITEScoreno score
ShapeSQUARESize14mm
FlavorMINT (coated mint) Imprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:55301-428-44100 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
11 GUM, CHEWING in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANDAANDA07869901/01/2014
NICOTINE POLACRILEX 
nicotine polacrilex gum, chewing
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:55301-429
Route of AdministrationBUCCALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
NICOTINE (NICOTINE) NICOTINE4 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
ACACIA 
ACESULFAME POTASSIUM 
CARNAUBA WAX 
D&C YELLOW NO. 10 
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, UNSPECIFIED 
MAGNESIUM OXIDE 
SODIUM BICARBONATE 
SODIUM CARBONATE 
TALC 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
XYLITOL 
Product Characteristics
ColorYELLOWScoreno score
ShapeSQUARESize14mm
FlavorMINT (coated mint) Imprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:55301-429-44100 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
11 GUM, CHEWING in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANDAANDA07869701/01/2014
Labeler - Army and Air Force Exchange Service (001695568)
Registrant - Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (001627975)

 
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