What Nicotrol NS is used for and how to use it
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Nicotrol NS - Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Pfizer Inc.
Country: United States
Condition: Smoking Cessation, Smoking
Class: Nasal preparations
Form: Aerosol
Ingredients: nicotine, isodium phosphate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, citric acid, methylparaben, propylparaben, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, polysorbate 80, aroma and water

An Aid To Help You
Stop Smoking

Important Information

  1. NICOTROL NS Nasal Spray is designed to help you quit smoking by reducing your urge to smoke. What causes the urge to smoke? It is the nicotine in cigarettes. NICOTROL NS contains nicotine. Your doctor may increase or decrease dosage during the first few weeks. As your body adjusts to not smoking, your doctor will either tell you to stop using NICOTROL NS or gradually reduce your dose.
    • People who use NICOTROL NS with a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program are more successful in quitting smoking. 
      This program can include support groups, counseling or specific behavior change techniques.
  2. Side Effects—During the first week or so most people experience the following side effects: hot, peppery feeling in back of throat or nose, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, or runny nose. Wait 5 minutes before driving. Be sure to useregularly for the first week to help adjust to the side effects.
  3. Because nicotine is addictive, it is possible to become dependent on the Nasal Spray. It is important to use the Nasal Spray only for as long as needed to overcome your smoking habit (as directed by your doctor). Your chance of becoming dependent on the Nasal Spray increases if you use it longer than 6 months.


1. Commit yourself - NO SMOKING! For NICOTROL NS to help, you must be firmly committed to quitting! Stop smoking as soon as you start using NICOTROL NS. Do not smoke or use any other tobacco product at any time while under treatment with NICOTROL NS-nicotine overdose can occur. If symptoms of overdose occur, call a doctor or Poison Control Center.
Nicotine overdose symptoms include:
- bad headaches
- dizziness
- upset stomach
- drooling
- vomiting
- diarrhea
- cold sweat
- blurred vision
- hearing difficulties
- mental confusion
- weakness and fainting
2. Keep out of reach of children and pets. NICOTROL NS can cause serious illness in children and pets-even in very small amounts. If a child uses or handles NICOTROL NS, call a doctor or Poison Control Center. When the bottle is empty, replace cap and throw away out of reach of children and pets. Even empty bottles contain enough nicotine to seriously harm children and pets.
3. Tell your doctor if you have:
- chronic nasal problems such as nasal allergies, inflammation, sinusitis or nasal polyps (growths)
- heart problems (recent heart attack, irregular heartbeat, severe or worsening heart pain)
- high blood pressure
- drug allergies
- stomach ulcers
- wheezing or asthma
- overactive thyroid
- diabetes requiring insulin
- kidney or liver disease
Tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking - the dosages may need to be changed. Check with your doctor before taking any new medicine while using NICOTROL NS.

4. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.