Nicorette Microtab helps you to give up smoking by reducing your desire to smoke, as well as alleviating some of the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that smokers experience when they stop smoking. Nicorette Microtab contains nicotine in the form of a small white sublingual tablet. This means that it is a tablet that is placed under your tongue. The nicotine is released from the tablet and is gradually absorbed through the lining of the mouth in to your body.
Nicorette Microtabs are available in packets of 100 sublingual tablets. Each tablet contains nicotine-betacyclodextrin corresponding to 2 mg of nicotine.
The dose is individual and depends on how much nicotine you need to reduce the withdrawal symptoms. Initially you should use one tablet every one to two hours. Most people use 8 to 12 tablets per day. If you are a highly dependent smoker or require more than the standard initial dosage, you should take two tablets every one to two hours. You should use no more than 40 tablets per day.
It is important that you take Nicorette Microtab for long enough to help overcome your dependence on cigarettes. Typically this would be for a three month period. As your craving for smoking decreases, start reducing the nicotine dose by decreasing the total number of sublingual tablets used per day. Stop using the tablets when you are down to one or two sublingual tablets per day. Use of Nicorette Microtab beyond six months is not recommended.
Do not take Nicorette Microtab if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed, you have heart disease such as palpitations or angina, you have had a recent heart attack or a stroke, you are a non-smoker, you are under 18 years of age or you are allergic to nicotine or any other ingredients in Nicorette Microtab.
Information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can be found here
Nicorette Microtab is made in Sweden and is distributed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Auckland.
If you are currently taking other medications, have other medical conditions, you may be pregnant, or you are breastfeeding, please contact us to talk to a pharmacist.