Q. I am on treatment for psychosis and depression. Will nicotex interact with my medicine?

Answered by
Dr. Akanksha Sharma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 04, 2019 and last reviewed on: Dec 07, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from psychosis, anxiety, depression and panic disorder which used to be at its peak before few months. I used to smoke seven to eight cigarettes a day. I visited a psychologist counselor and she told me to quit smoking by using nicotex every two hours. But I am scared because I am having disturbed heartbeat. My ECG is normal, but I have a headache and other symptoms. Can this be any interaction of nicotex with medicines? And also I want to know how to use nicotex? I was recommended to take after every two hours gap, but I want to know for how many minutes it should be chewed? Will this be helpful?



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Now, have you been diagnosed with psychosis, anxiety, panic disorder, and depression? What were the other medicines apart from nicotex gums which were prescribed to you? Was any improvement noted after taking those medicines?

Now, solving your doubt. Nicotex can be taken as many times as you would take a cigarette or whenever you had a desire. Cigarettes contain harmful chemicals apart from nicotine whereas, nicotex contains only nicotine which is not so harmful to lungs. You can safely take nicotex gums. If ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal then no major issues with heart are likely. Your symptoms appear to be because of anxiety more than due to nicotine. You chew nicotine as long as it loses its taste. Let me know about your symptoms more so that I can help you more.

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