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Nicotine Lozenges

A new form of nicotine replacement therapy is now available over-the-counter as the Commit lozenge. This type of replacement therapy is used in the following ways:

  • Lozenges come in two dosages, 2 and 4 milligrams, and are designed to reduce nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  • The nicotine lozenges are taken for 12 weeks, and dosage is gradually reduced over this period as nicotine cravings subside.
  • Lozenges are equally priced to nicotine gum and patches, roughly $25 per week.
  • The dosage of nicotine in the lozenges is the same as that in nicotine gum, but approximately 25% more nicotine is released from the lozenge compared to the gum.
  • If approved in the United States, the lozenges will be available by prescription only since a doctor determines which dosage is right for each individual.