Nicotine Nasal Spray- A Mist to Satisfy Cravings Quickly

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Of the several nicotine replacement therapies available, the nicotine nasal spray is the strongest and meant for heavy smokers who find it hard to quit smoking using other methods. Nicotine nasal sprays, as the name suggests, deliver a fast-acting nicotine spray into the nose which is absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to the brain in as little as 10 minutes. These sprays are the closest it can get to cigarettes.

The solvent containing nicotine comes in a spray pump and needs to be sprayed once in each nostril. Every two sprays deliver 1 milligram of nicotine to the body, which is roughly equivalent to smoking 1 cigarette. The inner lining of the nose quickly absorbs the nicotine and the user feels a rush almost immediately.

How it works:

Users are advised to administer the spray once or twice an hour for the results to be beneficial in the process of quitting smoking. However, no more than 40 sprays should be administered per 24 hours.

The recommended plan is to use the nicotine nasal spray over a duration of 12 weeks. Begin with one or two doses an hour and gradually decrease it week by week. At the end of 12 weeks you should be able to free yourself totally from the addiction of smoking.

The nicotine nasal spray should not be used for more than six months at a stretch. If you are not able to reduce dependency on the spray even after six months, you should consult a doctor.

Benefits:

* Nicotine from the nicotine nasal spray is absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly, which makes it easier to control cravings and regulate dosages.
* Nicotine nasal sprays are strong enough for heavy smokers who wish to quit the habit.
* Nasal sprays are safe if used as per directed.
* These sprays will work where gums and patches have failed in helping smokers quit smoking.
* Nicotine nasal sprays give the same effect as a cigarette but minus the dangerous effects of tobacco smoke.

Side effects:

Although nicotine nasal sprays are the most effective of nicotine replacement therapies, they have more side effects due to their strong nature.

* Irritation and soreness in the nose or sinus
* Watery eyes, sneezing and cough
* Bleeding in the nose
* Headache
* Joint pain and stiff muscles
* Short breath

Precautions:

* Follow the directions of use and the recommended dosages.
* If directions of use are not followed to a T, side effects could worsen and cause complications.
* Consult a doctor if you have asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
* Keep the nicotine spray away from children and pets.
* Non-smokers should not use any nicotine replacement therapy.

Brands:

Nicotrol NS