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I Have Just Started Chewing NRT Gum and Am Experiencing Pain When I Chew

If you are using a gum form of NRT you may initially notice a generalized aching of the jaw muscles. It may be that you are not used to chewing or that you are not following the correct technique and are 'over chewing' the gum. This problem should quickly dissipate. If the pain persists, you should see your doctor or pharmacist. They may recommend that you change to an NRT patch or inhaler instead.