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The recommended starting dosage of nicotine gum will depend on how many cigarettes you usually smoke each day. Over the 12-week treatment plan, the number of pieces of gum you chew each day will slowly be decreased. This will help gradually wean your body off of nicotine and help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of Nicotine GumYour initial dose of nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum) will depend on how soon after waking up you normally smoke your first cigarette of the day. The dose is then slowly decreased to gradually wean your body off nicotine.
Nicotine Gum Dosing Guidelines for Smoking CessationNicotine gum comes in 4-mg and 2-mg strengths. The strength you use will be based on how soon each morning you smoke your first cigarette. Continue to use this strength for your entire 12 weeks of treatment.
- Weeks 1 through 6: chew one piece of gum every one to two hours
- Weeks 7 through 9: chew one piece of gum every two to four hours
- Weeks 10 through 12: chew one piece of gum every four to eight hours.