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Smoking Cessation: The Road to Quitting with NRT Side effects of NRT

All NRT can cause headache, upset stomach or nausea, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Other side effects can be found in Table 1.4,5

Table 1 – NRT Side Effects
NRT FormSide Effect
Patch
  • Mild itching, tingling, or burning during the first hour of wearing the patch.
  • Skin redness on the area of skin where the patch is applied
Inhaler
  • Mouth or throat irritation
Oral Spray
  • Nasal and/or throat irritation
  • Runny nose
Gum
  • Nausea and/or heartburn
  • Mouth, throat or gum irritation
  • Jaw ache
  • Hiccups
Lozenge
  • Mouth, throat or tongue irritation
  • Sore teeth and/or gums
  • Heartburn
  • Change of taste