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NRT Lozenges Not Candy -- Do Not Chew or Swallow Whole


As an aid in smoking cessation, the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) lozenge has been available over-the-counter since 2002. The lozenge is like hard candy in that it dissolves in the mouth. The full dose is absorbed in about 20 minutes. The NRT lozenge should be placed in the mouth and allowed to dissolve slowly. To ensure that the correct dose of the medication is given, the lozenges should not be chewed or swallowed. Consuming the lozenge too fast could lead to heartburn or in more...
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