- Why were NiQuitin Minis Lozenges introduced?
We know that quitting smoking can be a hard habit to break – that's why we designed the box for NiQuitin Minis to look and feel like a lighter, providing on-the-go fast craving relief while giving your hands a familiar shape to hold.
- What strength of NiQuitin Minis Lozenges should I use?
If you smoke 20 cigarettes or less a day, use the NiQuitin 1.5mg Minis Lozenges. If you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, you should use NiQuitin 4mg Minis Lozenges.
- How do I use NiQuitin Minis Lozenges?
To use NiQuitin Minis Lozenges, simply put one in your mouth, moving it from one side of your mouth to the other, until it dissolves completely. This should take around 10 minutes. In order to benefit from the correct dose of therapeutic nicotine contained in NiQuitin Minis, do not chew or swallow them whole.
- Can I eat or drink while using NiQuitin Minis Lozenges?
You should not eat or drink while using NiQuitin Minis Lozenges. Food and drink can interfere with the nicotine absorption from the lozenge, so we recommend that you don’t have anything else in your mouth whilst using NiQuitin Minis.
- Can I drink alcohol while I'm on a treatment course of NiQuitin Minis Lozenges?
You can drink alcohol while on a treatment course of NiQuitin Minis Lozenges, however, you should not drink anything – alcoholic or otherwise – while you have a lozenge in your mouth.
- What should I do if I smoke while following a treatment course of NiQuitin Minis Lozenges?
If you have smoked a cigarette or two while following a treatment course of NiQuitin Minis Lozenge but still want to quit, you can carry on using NiQuitin Minis as normal. If you have gone back to smoking, set a new quit date and try again when you’re ready. Or, if you feel that giving up straightaway is too big a step, you can use the lozenges to help you cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke to aid you to stop completely.
Taking part in a support programme can increase your chance of stopping smoking.
- Can I use more than one NiQuitin Minis Lozenge at a time?
No. You should not use more than one NiQuitin Minis Lozenge at a time. Each lozenge is designed to provide exactly the right amount of nicotine to reduce your cravings and withdrawal symptoms. You should never exceed 15 lozenges per day for either the 1.5mg or 4mg strength lozenge.
- Do I need a prescription to use NiQuitin Minis Lozenges?
NiQuitin Minis Lozenges are available from the NHS with a prescription, but can also be bought from pharmacies and other shops, such as supermarkets, without a prescription.
Speak to a healthcare professional or your pharmacist if you need some advice.
- Are NiQuitin Minis Lozenges addictive?
NiQuitin Minis are designed to provide a temporary source of therapeutic nicotine, which can be reduced gradually over a period of time, to make adjusting to life without cigarettes more bearable. They contain much less nicotine than that found in tobacco, and release it into your system differently to smoking, making it easier to gradually cut down and stop at the end of the course, when used correctly.
- What are the side effects of using NiQuitin Minis?
At recommended doses, NiQuitin Minis Lozenges have not been found to cause any serious adverse effects. Having said that, medicines affect everyone differently and some people may experience side effects, while others may not experience any at all.
The therapeutic nicotine your body absorbs from the lozenge is far less harmful than smoking as it doesn’t contain any of the 4,000-plus potentially deadly chemicals found in cigarette smoke. However, there are some side effects associated with therapeutic nicotine – many of which are similar to the effects of smoking nicotine in tobacco, or withdrawal symptoms after stopping smoking.
You should always read the information in the pack before you use a product. In the unlikely event that you experience unusual or severe side effects, stop using this product and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately.