nicorette 2mg tablet
nicorette 2mg tablet

Nicorette Microtab 2mg Sublingual tablets (pack of 100)



  • Contains nicotine.
  • Suitable for light and heavy smokers
  • Tablet designed to slowly release nicotine into the body
  • Helps reduce cravings to smoke and control smoking withdrawal symptoms


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    Nicorette Microtab is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and each sublingual tablet contains 2mg of nicotine.

    It is used to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings which occur when you stop smoking. Nicotine is released from the microtab and passes into your body through the lining of your mouth. This nicotine is sufficient to relieve the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

    It also helps with the craving of wanting to smoke but does not give you the ‘buzz’ you would experience from smoking.

    The benefits of stopping smoking outweigh the potential risk of using nicotine from NRT. This is because it is the toxins in cigarette smoke such as tar, lead and cyanide that cause smoking related diseases and death, not nicotine.


    Place the microtab under your tongue. Allow it to slowly dissolve which should be about 30 minutes. This will slowly release nicotine which will be absorbed through the lining in the mouth. These tablets are not to be chewed or swallowed.

    Please read the leaflet provided with this treatment for information on how many tablets you should be taking, when to take them and how to reduce your dosage.

    The number of Nicorette Microtabs you use each day will depends on how many cigarettes you smoked and how strong they were.

    Do not take more than 40 microtabs per day.

    Children aged 12 and up to 18 years should not use for longer than 12 weeks without checking with their GP or pharmacist.

    Adults aged 18 and over should not use for longer than 9 months without checking with their GP or pharmacist.

    If you find it hard to stop smoking with Nicorette Microtab, or you are finding it difficult to reduce the amount of Microtabs, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.


    Do not use Nicorette Microtab if you have an allergy to nicotine or any of the ingredients.

    Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you:

    • are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • are in hospital because of heart disease
    • have a stomach ulcer
    • have diabetes
    • have liver or kidney disease
    • have an overactive thyroid
    • have experienced seizures
    • are taking other medicines such as theophylline, clozapine and ropinorole as doses may need to be adjusted if you have cut down or stopped smoking.


    Like all medications, Nicorette Microtabs can cause side-effects, although not all patients will experience these.

    Effects related to stopping smoking include: irritability or aggression, feeling low, anxiety, restlessness, poor concentration, sleep disturbances, increased appetite and cough. You may experience these because the amount of nicotine you are taking has reduced due to stopping smoking.

    Stop taking Nicorette Microtab and contact a doctor immediately if you get any of the following: fast heart rate/ heart beat, shortness of breath, seizures or allergic reactions.

    These are some of the common side-effects that may occur:

    • headache
    • throat irritation
    • cough
    • taste disturbances or loss of taste

    Further information about side-effects of Nicorette Microtab can be found in the patient information leaflet provided with this treatment.


    Store below 25°C. Keep out of sight and reach of children and animals.

    For further information, please read the patient information leaflet provided with this product and the product packaging.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Sep 20, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Sep 29, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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