Nicotrol Dosage

Generic name: nicotine (nasal, inhalation)
Brand names: Nicotrol Inhaler, Nicotrol NS
Drug class: Smoking cessation agents

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 

Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  SOL: 4 mg per cartridge

Smoking cessation

[6-16 cartridges/day inhaled x6-12wk, then taper dose over 6-12wk to D/C]
Max: 16 cartridges/day; Info: stop cigarette use at start of tx; use frequent continuous puffing x20min for each cartridge (80 deep inhalations over 20min releases 4 mg nicotine of which 2 mg is absorbed)

Renal dosing

mild impairment: not defined; mod-severe impairment: consider decr. usual dose
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

mild impairment: not defined; mod-severe impairment: consider decr. usual dose

 

SRC: NLM .