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Nicotine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nicotine helps people quit smoking or cut down on the number of cigarette consumption. It also helps to provide relief in cases of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as vomiting, nausea, mouth ulcers, cough, rash, skin redness or itchiness, drying of the mouth, dizziness, throat irritation, sneezing, chest pain, vasculitis, dyspnoea, increased sweating or salivation, headache and indigestion. On experiencing any allergic reaction seek the help of your health care provider right away.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are allergic to it, you are allergic to any food/medicine/substance, you have severe kidney/liver/heart disorders, you have heart failure or high blood pressure, you recently had a heart attack or stroke, you have asthma or inflammation of the oesophagus, you are taking any medications, you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The dosage for this medication should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and condition. Thus usual dose in adults is 4 mg for patients who have their first cigarette within half an hour of waking up. For people who have their first cigarette after more than 30 minute, dose is 2 mg.

smoking addiction
In addition to its intended effect, Nicotine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Hiccup
Esophagitis
Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
Flatulence.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Nicotex plus 2mg tablet mint is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Nicotex plus 2mg tablet mint is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Nicotine, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Nicotine for?
Other
smoking addiction
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Headache
Dry Mouth
Hiccup
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Popular Questions & Answers

My hairs become sticky and dry after hair wash. It stick sooo badly that they broke and hair falls. This happens from one month and I lost my 60% hairs. Please help me what to do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My hairs become sticky and dry after hair wash. It stick sooo badly that they broke and hair falls. This happens from...
Hello, it might be due to excessive quanty of calcium bicarbonate in water, used by you. Use soft - like RO water to clean your hair, first. Tk, apples, cheese, spinach, amla, garlic, almond, milk. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Jabornady Q -30 drops mixed with olive oil apply on scalp. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Tk, care.

My belly button gets smelly. And produce some secretion. Why? And suggest some treatment if it is not normal.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My belly button gets smelly. And produce some secretion. Why? And suggest some treatment if it is not normal.
Hello, Inadequet personal hygiene cause foul smell from belly button due to infection. Clean your affected part with homoeopathic medicines, underlying. @ EchineceaQ -20 drops with boiled water, apply locally, thrice. @ Heper sulph 30-5 drops, thrice/ dly. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Tk, care.
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Hi, I give up masturbation from last month (Dec 2017). Please let me know the both merits and demerits of it. I give up becoz of my hair thinning. I had used to masturbate thrice a week. My age is 22.Please suggest something for that.

Psychology
Psychologist, Nagpur
Hi, I give up masturbation from last month (Dec 2017).
Please let me know the both merits and demerits of it.
I give ...
I don't feel a single merit in masturbation, here are some demerits of it. The Energy Element This isn't exactly among the harmful effects of masturbation but can be classified as a prominent effect owing to its palpability. If you've realized, masturbation uses up a lot of your energy. Besides, in men, increased weakness is a result of over masturbation. Addiction Addiction to masturbation can result in scores of biological changes in the body. Men who masturbate too much and are addicted to the act of pleasuring themselves are no less than drug addicts- this, according to a recent medical study published by a leading medical journal. Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction is among the most prominent side effects of masturbating too much. Men who indulge in over masturbation have an increased risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction. Neurological Concerns Neurological problems are closely related to excessive masturbation in men. Over masturbation is associated with several severe neurological problems in older men. Premature Ejaculation Excessive masturbation is linked with premature ejaculation. Men who masturbate too much find it extremely hard to control the release of sperm. Over stimulation of the penal nerve is largely responsible for premature ejaculation. Affects Sex Life This point is linked to the previously mentioned point that makes reference to premature ejaculation. Too much masturbation can seriously affect your sex life, for it dampens the pleasure substantially. Makes You Feel Drowsy Masturbating too much makes you feel drowsy very frequently. This is because of excess dopamine that is released in the brain. Hair Loss Excessive masturbation causes hair loss in men. So, if you masturbate more than 6-7 times a week and see yourself losing hair, well, you shouldn't be surprised. Memory Loss Because of the release of excessive dopamine in the brain, over masturbation causes memory loss. Over time, the effects on memory will be more pronounced. Loss of Interest In Sex Men who masturbate too much will soon realize a decreased interest in sex. Masturbation affects testosterone levels in the body. Ageing Men who masturbate more than six to seven times a week tend to age faster, a new study says. This is mainly linked to a drop in testosterone levels.
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I'm 26 years old bachelor and have partial alopecia so my doctor suggested me androanagen and finax 1 mg each daily. So does it have any side effects please suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I'm 26 years old bachelor and have partial alopecia so my doctor suggested me androanagen and finax 1 mg each daily. ...
Hello, reduced hair density is caused due to stress & anxiety obstructing  growth of hairs affecting hair follicles & sebaceous glands resulting in hairloss, hence, you need to  regulate your life style, first. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish hair follicles to check hairloss. Tk, plenty of water  to moisten your  scalp to check dandruff, inorder to condition hair follicles to check hairloss. Gastric disorder, triggers hair loss, hence, tk,  easily digestible diet on time to check gastric disorder. Avoid, junkfood,  alcohol & nicotine, scorching Sun & dust. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid phos 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ Jabornady Q-20 drops with olive oil,  apply on scalp. You may opt 'hair loss package 'to ascertain a better result Tk, care.

I have a desk job and in last 3 years my weight gone up from 74 to 92. Want to loose weight. Please help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a desk job and in last 3 years my weight gone up from 74 to 92. Want to loose weight. Please help.
Hello, Go for a brisk walk in d morning / evening at least 10 000, steps 45 mnts to restore blood circulation to enshape your whole body.    •Tk, 3/4 litres  of water, free from conteminents to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cell.  •  Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish cell & tissues to curb fats cells.     •Go for either, cycling, jogging, swimming, skipping, gardening, playing badminton, dancing,regularly.     •opt staircase, instead of a lift in your office.    •Tk, oats with green tea  or, 1 slice of whole grain bread with 1 cup of cooked vegetable soup + 1 fruit (pomegranate, pear) in d breakfast.     •Tk, salad, fruits,sprouts in ample qty in lunch, your meal b preferably, vegetarian ,high in proteins and fibre, maintains 1300-1600 calories through dietary  regulation.      •consume salad, fruits (not juice) whenever you feel hungry. Avoid, nicotine,coffee, alcohol,junk food, cookies, burger,pizza ,butter, ghee, sweets, sitting on computer late in d night. Tk Homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid & safe in administration. @ Phyto berryQ -10 drops, thrice, with little lukewarm water before each meal Tk, care.
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Popular Health Tips

Causes Of Sleeplessness And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

DHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Causes Of Sleeplessness And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. - Irish Proverb

Sleep has a profound effect on our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. You must have realised so often that we feel very fresh and energetic after a good night's sleep. And when we do not have a good night's sleep, we feel tired and irritable the whole day, our productivity decreases, we are feeling sleepy, and our whole schedule goes haywire. Sleep is the time when body undergoes repair and detoxification. Poor sleep patterns are linked to poor health and those who sleep less than six hours a night have a shorter life expectancy than those who sleep for longer.

When you sleep your muscles are relaxed during sleep and some blood circulation meant for the brain is diverted towards the muscles to repair them.

A person is said to be suffering from sleeplessness or insomnia when he/she wakes up frequently during the night or too early in the morning or has difficulty in falling asleep. 

Insomnia can be classified in the following ways -

1. Primary insomnia: it refers to sleep problems which aren't directly related with any health condition.

2. Secondary insomnia: it stands for sleep problems that may be caused by health conditions, medications, pain or any other causes.

3. Acute insomnia: it is also known as short-term insomnia and usually lasts for a night or a few weeks.

4. Chronic insomnia: insomnia is described as long-term or chronic if you suffer from it for about 3 nights a week for 1 month or longer.

Common causes of sleeplessness:

When it comes to causes, there are several such as -

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Pain or discomfort while sleeping
  • Use of certain medications
  • Interference in your normal sleep schedule
  • Having heavy meals or stimulants like caffeinated drinks and nicotine

In addition, there are also some medical conditions that can develop or aggravate insomnia, such as,

How does homeopathy help in treating insomnia

Since sleep disorder is of critical concern, homeopathy treatment offers an excellent remedy as it doesn't involve any side effects. A professional homeopath first studies the symptoms of the disorder and offers remedy accordingly. These remedies go to the root cause of the problem and are not meant to just provide symptomatic relief, apart from the medicine, you will be guided about certain lifestyle changes they should make.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know About Acidity

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Know About Acidity

Acidity is related to Heartburn and Gas formation in stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), or more commonly known as 'Urdhvag Amalpitta' in ayurveda, there is a movement of gastric juices ( acid in nature) from the stomach into the lower part of esophagus. Ayurveda considers it to be caused by the aggravation of Pitta dosha. When Kapha is associated with this aggravated Pitta, the Acid starts climbing the oesophagus. This is exactly the hyperacidity for most of us and is translated widely as- Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Acid Brash etc.

 

CAUSES :

  • Excessive use of the oily and spicy foods
  • Anxiety, depression and anger
  • Irregular eating habits.
  • Consumption of Maida products in large quantity.
  • To use leafy vegetables in excess
  • Sleeping just after taking meal.
  • Drinking of excessive water
  • Not to sleep in night, long working hours.
  • Excessive intake of the caffeine and nicotine products.
  • Constipation
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Foods which are rich in fats, such as chocolates cause acidity or acid reflux diseases.
  • Excessive intake of alcohol, smoking, keeping stomach empty for long time, skipping breakfast causes acidity.
  • Other causes of acidity or heartburn are pregnancy, aging, obesity, and bad eating habit, like eating junk foods.

 

SYMPTOMS :

  • Pain in upper abdomen immediately following a large or spicy meal
  • Nausea, vomiting, and loss of desire to eat which may persist for 1-2 days
  • Heartburn or sour belching
  • A sense of abdominal distension or 'bloating'
  • Flatulence (burping, belching)
  • Blood vomiting or blood in stool may occur in severe cases
  • If gastritis persists there may be eventual development of anemia

 

 TREATMENT :

Home Remedies

  • 1] For an instant relief from the high acid take tender coconut (Cocus nucifera) water. A dose of 100 to 500 ml should be taken twice/day. This is the best quick releiveing home remedy for the Heartburn alias Acid reflux.
  • 2] Take the powder of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) in a dose of 3 to 6 g should be taken with100 to 250 ml water twice/day. Amalaki is one of the best pacifier for the Pitta as well as the Kapha Dosha and also a rich source of Vitamin C- to heal the bruised stomach and esophagous due to the high production of the Acid in stomach.
  • 3] To get relief from the high reflux of the acid mix gruel of rice corn, raw sugar, and honey in equal quantity. A dose of 100 to 200 g should be taken twice/day. This will full the stomach and the mucoidal layer on will protect the Stomach and esophagus for longer times and will keep the heartburn and acid reflux, away.
  • 4] Take powdere of Haritaki and Bhringraja (Eclipta alba) in equal quantity. A dose of 3 to 6 g should be taken with 12 g of jaggery and warm water twice/day- this will help you to get rid of the basic causes behind the Acid Reflux and Heartburn. Bhringraj is a herb of choice to get rid if the liver problems and all kind of digestive upsets.
  • 5] Instead of Tea or Coffee prepare a decoction from the equal parts of stem of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), fruit of Neem, leaf of snakeguard, and Triphala. A dose of 14 to 28 ml should be taken twice/day. Take it only after cooling down to the room temperature. If you dont find the taste of above one, try this second option - prepare a decoction of equal parts of dried ginger, fruit of coriander, and leaf of snakeguard. A dose of 14 to 28 ml should be taken twice/day, keep in mind if you are mixing sugar- dont boil the sugar.
  • 6] Drink coriander (Coriandrum sativum) and cumin (Cuminum cyminum) tea, it is nice when your Acid reflux or heartburn is caused by the indigestion or overloading of the stomach in a late night party.

 

DIET & LIFESTYLE :

What to eat and how much to eat is an important factor in controlling acidity. The following tips should be followed:

  • The diet should consist of milk with sugar, and a little old rice.
  • Other recommended substances are: barley, wheat, rice (at least one year old), cucumber, bitter gourd, green banana, pumpkin, pomegranate, and cow's milk.
  • Eat dinner two to three hours before sleeping time as it keeps you healthy.
  • Fibers are necessary in the diet as they help in the digestion.
  • Take the balanced diet, don't shift to the totally bland spice-less foods.
  • Eat small meals more often as it helps in digestion.
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How to Boost Your Semen Production by 500% in Weeks?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How to Boost Your Semen Production by 500% in Weeks?

Are you concerned about your semen volume?

If so, you are not alone. A vast majority of men are unhappy with their semen volume and would do anything to boost their semen production.

It's important to keep in mind that semen is just one of your body fluids and it is highly influenced by your diet and lifestyle.

Here are some simple and easy ways to increase your semen production:

1. Begin by Relaxing

Stress, depression and other negative feelings can affect your body in a lot of negative ways. It is a proven fact that chronic stress can lower testosterone in men. Low testosterone spells bad news for your semen production since it is the hormone that controls your semen production.

So, if you want to boost your semen production, try to manage stress in your life. Stop worrying about little things and try to control your anger. Yoga is another effective way that helps you reduce stress.

2. Get Active

Exercise is good for three main reasons. First of all, it is a highly powerful stress buster. Secondly, it increases blood circulation in your body. Better blood flow ensures better supply of nutrients throughout your body. Thus, when you workout on your lower body, your testicles get their supply of nutrients through increased blood flow. This is great for your semen production.

Finally, exercise also helps elevate your testosterone levels. Thus, it helps improve your semen production.

Strength training is the best form of exercise when it comes to increasing testosterone. You must workout for at least 4-5 days a week. However, it is best to limit your workout to just 45-60 minutes a session. Too much of exercise can result in overheating of testicles resulting in reduced semen production.

3. Avoid Substance Abuse

If you are serious about increasing your semen production, it's time to give up smoking, drinking and all other kinds of recreational drugs. Nicotine is not just bad for your respiratory system but is equally bad for your sex life too. It restricts blood flow to the penis and damages sperm too. In addition to this, it also lowers semen volume.

Alcohol promotes aromatization of testosterone into estrogen which is the female hormone. What it means is that alcohol can result in reduced testosterone levels in your body. This negatively impacts your semen volume.

Recreational drugs are a disaster for your sex life and reproductive health. Men who use drugs like heroin etc. are almost 100% impotent.

4. Have Some Zinc

Zinc is essential for semen production in your body. This is because it helps increase testosterone. Oysters are a great source of this mineral. If you cannot get oysters, try lean meat. Beef, chicken and turkey are some excellent food sources of this mineral.

In addition to this, you must also consume plenty of other minerals like magnesium and selenium. Oily fish like tuna and salmon are some of the best sources of this mineral. Such fish are a great source of essential fats like Omega 3 fatty acids which help boost testosterone production.

5. Try Natural Semen Enhancement Pills

Last, but not the least, you must also try natural semen enhancement pills. Such pills come loaded with minerals, herbal extracts and other nutrients that can help boost your semen production by up to 500% within a few weeks.

Such pills not only ensure a boost to your semen volume but also increase your sperm count. This gives a boost to your fertility and is great for men trying to make their women pregnant.

Such pills also help ensure rock solid erections.

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Vitamin B12 - How Its Deficiency Is Bad For You?

PGDMCH, MBA( CHA) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Vitamin B12 - How Its Deficiency Is Bad For You?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that is required for maintaining good health. A drop in the level of this vitamin can result in an individual becoming susceptible to various adverse health conditions. Vitamin B12 is an energy vitamin and is crucial for a healthy immune system as well as a healthy brain. The metabolism of the body functions effectively with vitamin B12. People with deficiency of this vitamin in their body can have digestion problems or may suffer from rapid heartbeat.

The three main groups that are at higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency include vegetarians, people who are over the age of 55 and people who are chronically ill. The main function of Vitamin B12 in the body is to aid the production of red blood cells that are important for the efficient functioning of the body. These red blood cells are essential as they help to deliver oxygen to the cells in our body. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 can result in blood cells not forming properly and it becomes difficult for the body to perform its functions.

Essential vitamins for the body
There are different types of Vitamin B in the body. They are termed differently and include Vitamin B1 as Thiamine, Vitamin B2 as Riboflavin, and Vitamin B3 as Niacin, which mainly comprises nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. Vitamin B5 is termed as Panthothenic acid and likewise Vitamin B12 is termed as Cobalamin. All these vitamins are very important for maintaining a good health. The other health problems that are caused by the deficiency of other types of Vitamin B in the body include depression, water retention, high blood pressure and anemia.

  • Growth in infants can be impaired due to the deficiency of Vitamin B7 in the body and can lead to neurological disorders as well.
  • It is important to seek advice from a doctor in case you are suffering from cognitive defects, memory loss or increased homocysteine, which results as a consequence of Vitamin B12 deficiency. It is best to adopt a healthy diet, which contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. For instance, food products like fish, liver and potatoes are good sources of Vitamin B12.
  • It has been observed that decreased levels of Vitamin B5 in the body can cause anemia and deficiency of Niacin.
  • Also insufficient tryptophan in the body can cause pellagra. The common conditions that patients suffering from pellagra undergo include aggression, profound weakness, mental confusion, dermatitis diarrhea and insomnia.

The other health conditions that can result due to the deficiency of Vitamin B12 in the body include pale skin tone, dizziness, weight loss, and lack of energy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Nicotine Addiction - Situations That Make You Crave For It!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Nicotine Addiction - Situations That Make You Crave For It!

Nicotine addiction or tobacco addiction refers to an acute dependence upon tobacco products primarily due to the presence of the nicotine drug. In other words, nicotine addiction refers to an inability to stop using tobacco products despite the knowledge and awareness that it is harmful to you. While nicotine only induces addiction, it is the presence of other substances in tobacco which makes it damaging and injurious to health.

Nicotine has the tendency to produce effects in the brain, both physical as well as mind altering, that give temporary satisfaction. This is precisely why people get hooked into the habit of tobacco consumption, which eventually leads to addiction. Unfortunately, stopping tobacco use immediately can also lead to several withdrawal symptoms, like agitation and restlessness.

Causes
The main reason why tobacco is so addictive is due to the fact that nicotine releases neurotransmitters such as dopamine in the reward centre of the brain, which in turn improves your mood and gives you temporary pleasure.

Causes of nicotine addiction can either be physical or behavioral, for instance situations or feelings, which make you crave for tobacco. These include:

  1. Specific times during the day, say after every meal or during breaks at work
  2. While defecating
  3. While drinking alcohol
  4. Stressful or depressive situations
  5. At the sight or smell of a burning cigarette
  6. Peer pressure
  7. While driving

Symptoms
Symptoms of nicotine addiction include:

  1. You are unable to quit smoking despite frequent attempts.
  2. You experience withdrawal symptoms after attempting to quit.
  3. You continue to smoke despite the awareness that it is injurious to your health.
  4. You forego social as well as recreational activities because of your need to smoke.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Nicotine
When is Nicotine prescribed?
What are the side effects of Nicotine?
Key highlights of Nicotine
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Nicotine
What are the interactions for Nicotine?