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.