As with most medicines, it is possible to overdose on nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum). The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on how much was used and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Possible signs of a nicotine overdose include seizures, vomiting, and cold sweats. Seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on nicotine gum.
Treating a nicotine overdose may include administering activated charcoal to help reduce the amount of medication absorbed into the bloodstream. Supportive care will also be provided, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
(For more information on this topic, click Nicorette Gum Overdose. This Web selection further explores what to expect if you overdose on nicotine, including details on specific overdose symptoms and treatment options.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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