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If you use nicotine gum to stop smoking, it may affect the way your body reacts to certain medications. Although nicotine gum does not necessarily cause interactions with most drugs, just the act of stopping smoking can cause reactions, including increased blood levels of certain medications. Your healthcare provider may need to lower the dose of your other medications if this is the case.

An Overview of Nicotine Gum Interactions

Nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum) is a nonprescription nicotine replacement medication used to help people stop smoking (known as smoking cessation). The gum itself is unlikely to react with most medications. However, stopping smoking may affect how your body handles a number of other medicines.
 
Some of the drugs that may cause negative interactions with nicotine gum or that may be affected by smoking cessation include:
 
  • Benzodiazepines, such as:
 
 
  • Beta agonists, such as:
 
 
 
 
 
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