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Available without a prescription, nicotine gum is a product that can help people quit smoking cigarettes. It works by releasing a controlled amount of nicotine as it is chewed, which can help decrease nicotine cravings and other effects of withdrawal that many people experience when they stop smoking. Potential side effects include belching, heartburn, and hiccups.
What Is Nicotine Gum?Nicotine gum (Nicorette® Gum) is a nonprescription medication approved to help people stop smoking (known as smoking cessation). It helps reduce the nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when people try to quit.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, nicotine gum can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Indigestion or heartburn