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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.

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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
Nausea
Dizziness
Hiccup
Dry Mouth
Gastritis
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.\n
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I want to know how to make my penis long and strong through ayurvedic treatment as they do not give side effects.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I want to know how to make my penis long and strong through ayurvedic treatment as they do not give side effects.
Hello, Take, apples, carrots,  cheese,  pumpkins seeds, almonds, walnuts, black chocolates to strengthen your pelvic, groin & penile  muscles to check erectile dysfunction & premature ejaculation. Go for meditation to reduce your stress nourishing your penis. Make a ring (O) of index finger & thumb over your penis, bring  finger ring from  bottom of the shaft  to the apex  (glance)-10 to 40 times, using both the hands by tern, adding oil on shaft. Take warm water -bath to maintain blood supply to your penis. Take, Homoeo medicine:@ AshwagandhaQ -10 drops,  thrice with little water. Avoid,  junk food,  alcohol & nicotine. Take care.
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He has premature ejaculation .what did he do for long time sex. M sending his sperm report tell me about his ability to pregnant his wife.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
He has premature ejaculation .what did he do for long time sex. M sending his sperm report tell me about his ability ...
Hello, No report of your friend has been received yet. Moreover, Tk,  plenty of water to hydrate his body. Go for meditation to reduce his stress, strengthening pelvic, groin & penile muscles to improve libido & premature ejaculation. Tk,  apples, carrots,  spinach,  pumpkins seeds, almonds, ,black chocolates to improve testerstone level to check erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, ensuring raised sperm count. His, diet be easily digestible on time to avoid gastric disorder. Tk,  homoeopathic medicines:@ Acid phos 1000-6 pills,  wkly. @ DamianaQ -10 drops,  thrice with little water. Avoid,  junkfood,  alcohol &  nicotine. Tk,  care.
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I sneezes a lot when I wake up in the morning, this happens every year when winter starts, Now I am having irritation while breathing. Kindly suggest some, Thanks in advance.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I sneezes a lot when I wake up in the morning, this happens every year when winter starts, Now I am having irritation...
Hello, You are suffering from chronic sinusitis facing sneezing ,yearly. Drink lukewarm water. Gargle with hot saline water. Inhale steam, twice. Avoid, junkfood, cold intake,  alcohol, nicotine & dust. Your, diet be easily digestible on time. Go for meditation to nourish your body to clear your air passage to avoid sneezing. Tk,  homoeopathic medicines: .Silicia 1000-6 pills, weekly. Tk,  care.
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Dear doctor, I am 23 years old and I believe that I am addicted to masturbation. certainly I want to get rid of it as I feel it is affecting my health as I feel my immune system is been dropping and I am not able to recover from a disease quite quick. Also during workout my strength level decreases. The frequency of masturbation is once in two days.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
Dear doctor,
I am 23 years old and I believe that I am addicted to masturbation. certainly I want to get rid of it as...
Masturbation happens in every culture, across every period of history, and it's the way most adolescents discover what they enjoy before embarking on adult sexual relationships. However, if it's becoming an obsession that inhibits other aspects of your life. So gather your self-discipline, and take control of your urges. Ways to get control over it- 1. Find another outlet for your time and energy. Fill your life with engaging activities. The excitement of doing something different can help replace the urge to masturbate, and you'll have a go-to distraction next time you're tempted. Try some of these options: like play some sport, Start writing, learn to play a musical instrument, paint, draw, or do whatever else makes you feel like you're doing something productive. 2. Eat a healthy diet, Try skills like cooking, archery, baking, public speaking, or gardening. 3. Volunteer your time. Devote your energy to helping teens who've been less fortunate than you, such as working at a shelter, tutoring low-income students, cleaning up blighted areas, or raising money for a good cause. 4. Get enough sleep 5. Make a plan for avoiding masturbation during your "go to" times of day. 6.Limit your solitude. If you masturbate frequently because you feel lonely, find ways to be as socially engaged as possible. This means that you should join as many clubs or activities as you can, accept and give more invitations to people, and go out of your way to make more friends. 7. Stop watching porn on your computer. One of the reasons you may be masturbating so much is that you know that you can access porn within seconds if you desire. 8. Be persistent and patient. Stopping a masturbation addiction won't hit you like a lightning bolt. It's a process that requires commitment, and you might make mistakes or relapse on occasions. The real struggle is persevering, so commit now that you won't let little mistakes stand in your way. Follow the above ways to help you to get cure from the habit of masturbation. Contact us for homeopathic medicines.
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Hello sir/ mam Muje hamesa bahut neendh aati rehti kya karna chahiye muje. Koi serious problem toh nhi h isme.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Sleepy mood indicates, Obesity, gastric disorder, malnutrition, lack of sound sleep & chronic disease you are suffering from. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body & brain to enjoy sound sleep. Take, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Your diet be easily digestible to check gastric disorder. Take, homoeopathic medicine:@.AshwagandhaQ -10. Drops, thrice. Avoid, junk food, alcohol & nicotine. Take care.

Popular Health Tips

What s the difference between Pleasure And Happiness?

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
What s the difference between Pleasure And Happiness?

The more pleasure we seek the less happy we get. And we are endlessly being sold means of getting pleasure – because it is addictive.Pleasure means something I want because it feels good at the time, so I want more, until that ‘want’ becomes a ‘need’.

  • Happiness means contentment. You feel good and are satisfied. You don’t want or need to buy anything. Pleasure seeking, reward and desire are all linked to the trio of ‘stimulating’ neurotransmitters - dopamine, noradrenalin and adrenalin – and the more activated the more ‘want’ turns into ‘need’. 
  • This is the basis of addiction to caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, stress, gambling, video games, overeating, checking your mobile phone, facebook likes  and sex. Alcohol is the flip side of all this because it promote GABA which switches off adrenalin. This neurological highway has been hijacked to make us buy the latest iphone and check your email, Facebook and Instagram every 2 minutes, think more sugar or coffee or another drink will fill that need. The end result is we become addicted consumers and pleasure seekers and less happy as a result. 
  • Happiness is to do with the serotonin pathway which becomes depressed by the dominant over-stimulated dopamine pathway. Depressed serotonin leads to the hallmarks of 21st century living – anxiety, feeling stressed, poor sleep, carb and alcohol cravings.
  • We are sold various forms of caffeine, sugar and alcohol as the answer to happiness. Think of ‘happy hour’. Addictive substances tend to have a variable reward – they don't always work so you want more, and end up just needing the substance to feel normal, not good. 
  • These, and many drugs, work by blocking the recycling of the brain’s neurotransmitters. Cocaine is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Heroin is an endorphin inhibitor. Sugar, in excess works the same addictive pathways.
  • Think about your addictions – that is things you couldn’t do without or, if deprived, would start saying ‘I need…’. Do they really make you happy and contented or do they stop you feeling bad/tired/stressed? How long before you needWhat’s the difference between Pleasure & Happiness
  • The more pleasure we seek the less happy we get. And we are endlessly being sold means of getting pleasure – because it is addictive.Pleasure means something I want because it feels good at the time, so I want more, until that ‘want’ becomes a ‘need’.
  • Happiness means contentment. You feel good and are satisfied. You don’t want or need to buy anything. Pleasure seeking, reward and desire are all linked to the trio of ‘stimulating’ neurotransmitters - dopamine, noradrenalin and adrenalin – and the more activated the more ‘want’ turns into ‘need’.
  • This is the basis of addiction to caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, stress, gambling, video games, overeating, checking your mobile phone, facebook likes  and sex. Alcohol is the flip side of all this because it promote GABA which switches off adrenalin. This neurological highway has been hijacked to make us buy the latest iphone and check your email, Facebook and Instagram every 2 minutes, think more sugar or coffee or another drink will fill that need. The end result is we become addicted consumers and pleasure seekers and less happy as a result. 
  • Happiness is to do with the serotonin pathway which becomes depressed by the dominant over-stimulated dopamine pathway. Depressed serotonin leads to the hallmarks of 21st century living – anxiety, feeling stressed, poor sleep, carb and alcohol cravings.
  • We are sold various forms of caffeine, sugar and alcohol as the answer to happiness. Think of ‘happy hour’. Addictive substances tend to have a variable reward – they don't always work so you want more, and end up just needing the substance to feel normal, not good. 
  • These, and many drugs, work by blocking the recycling of the brain’s neurotransmitters. Cocaine is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Heroin is an endorphin inhibitor. Sugar, in excess works the same addictive pathways.
  • Think about your addictions – that is things you couldn’t do without or, if deprived, would start saying ‘I need…’. Do they really make you happy and contented or do they stop you feeling bad/tired/stressed? How long before you needWhat’s the difference between Pleasure & Happiness
  • The more pleasure we seek the less happy we get. And we are endlessly being sold means of getting pleasure – because it is addictive.Pleasure means something I want because it feels good at the time, so I want more, until that ‘want’ becomes a ‘need’.
  • Happiness means contentment. You feel good and are satisfied. You don’t want or need to buy anything. Pleasure seeking, reward and desire are all linked to the trio of ‘stimulating’ neurotransmitters - dopamine, noradrenalin and adrenalin – and the more activated the more ‘want’ turns into ‘need’. 
  • This is the basis of addiction to caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, stress, gambling, video games, overeating, checking your mobile phone, facebook likes  and sex. Alcohol is the flip side of all this because it promote GABA which switches off adrenalin. This neurological highway has been hijacked to make us buy the latest iphone and check your email, Facebook and Instagram every 2 minutes, think more sugar or coffee or another drink will fill that need. The end result is we become addicted consumers and pleasure seekers and less happy as a result. 
  • Happiness is to do with the serotonin pathway which becomes depressed by the dominant over-stimulated dopamine pathway. Depressed serotonin leads to the hallmarks of 21st century living – anxiety, feeling stressed, poor sleep, carb and alcohol cravings.
  • We are sold various forms of caffeine, sugar and alcohol as the answer to happiness. Think of ‘happy hour’. Addictive substances tend to have a variable reward – they don't always work so you want more, and end up just needing the substance to feel normal, not good. 

These, and many drugs, work by blocking the recycling of the brain’s neurotransmitters. Cocaine is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Heroin is an endorphin inhibitor. Sugar, in excess works the same addictive pathways.

Think about your addictions – that is things you couldn’t do without or, if deprived, would start saying ‘I need…’. Do they really make you happy and contented or do they stop you feeling bad/tired/stressed? How long before you need more?

How to end addiction is based, first on restoring the brain’s normal ‘reward’ chemistry and promoting healthy serotonin response. A simple example is sunshine. It actually promotes serotonin and happiness.

Many alcohol dependent people have poor dopamine ‘resistance’ meaning their receptors aren’t working properly, which is why they crave alcohol. But this can be transformed with the right nutritional support.

In a simple study a medical center tested 15 various types of addicts checked in to a residential treatment centre for depletion of neurotransmitters such as these then devised an intravenous drip containing all the right amino acids to ‘flood’ the brain with these potent nutrients. The IV nutrient treatment was given for 6 days, followed up with nutritional supplements and good diet (everyone at this treatment centre had the good diet part). The average ‘success’ rate after one year is about 15% of people still clean or sober. Among those who received the personalised nutrition treatment 10 were drug free at the end of a year, 8 of which had had continuous sobriety.

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Treating Infertility Using Homeopathy!

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Treating Infertility Using Homeopathy!

Homeopathy is a complementary system of healing that believes in ‘like cures like’. But can it cure infertility? Read on to know more about the role of homeopathy in infertility. Homeopathy uses the same principle of ‘like cures like’ to treat infertility as well.

In scientific terms, infertility is defined as the inability to conceive despite having regular unprotected sex for one or more than one year . The cause for infertility can be either present in the male or female partner like low sperm counts in men or poor quality of sperm and hormonal disturbances, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids etc. in women.

Homeopathy works in infertility by:

  1. Regulating ovulation in women
  2. Increasing sperm count and improving sperm mobility in men
  3. Removing emotional blockages
  4. Reducing stress
  5. Treating depression and anxiety

Homoeopathy is especially useful in curing infertility due to low sperm count and sperm motility. A homoeopath can identify the cause of your infertility by asking you specific questions related to your: 

  1. Age
  2. Duration of trying to conceive
  3. Nicotine, alcohol, coffee or tea consumption
  4. Genital diseases including inflammation, surgery and trauma
  5. Any other conditions you may suffer from, including hereditary conditions
  6. Any active infection in the body
  7. Exposure to toxins such as chemicals, radiation, heat or noise
  8. Stress levels

Homoeopathic remedies for infertility
If you want a sure cure for infertility, visit a reputed homoeopath who will match the right medicine with your constitution and symptoms. However, we have a list of common remedies for the condition for your information:
Sepia

  • This is a very powerful uterine remedy
  • It is very useful in cases where the woman miscarries repeatedly
  • Useful in treating uterine prolapse
  • Treats late and scanty periods, irregular periods, as well as early and profuse bleeding
  • Treats irregular or absent ovulation
  • Treats low sex drive in men

Sabina

  • Treats women who have recurrent miscarriages
  • Treats inflammation of ovaries and uterus after an abortion

Silica

  • Boosts the immune system and improves chances of conception

Aurum

  • Treats infertility caused by depression, feelings of self-hatred and worthlessness
  • Treats high blood pressure
  • Treats enlarged and prolapsed uterus

Phosphorus

  • Treats infertility due to uterine polyps
  • Infertility due to anxiety and stress

X-Ray

  • Treats infertility in males due to low sperm counts
  • It helps in improving the quality of sperms

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

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Diet Tips For Stomach Ulcer Patients

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
  • Eat a fiber-rich diet. High-fiber foods include fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods may prevent new ulcers from forming and decrease recovery time from current ulcers. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which also reduce symptoms.
  • Consume foods containing high amounts of flavonoids, which stop the growth of h. Pylori bacteria. Add apples, celery, cranberries, cranberry juice, onions and garlic to your meals.
  • Stop drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes if you have an ulcer. Talk with your medical professional about smoking cessation programs to quit your nicotine habit successfully.
  • Avoid caffeinated products such as colas and coffee if possible. You can consume small amounts of the beverages if you have just eaten. Caffeine is still present in decaffeinated tea and coffee. Chocolate contains small amounts of caffeine and should not be eaten to avoid a flare-up of symptoms. Milk chocolate has about 9 mg of caffeine and dark chocolate about 30 mg.
  • Do not eat spicy foods. Avoid foods flavored with meat extracts, black pepper, chili pepper, mustard seed and nutmeg. Other spicy foods may also cause discomfort.
  • Eat meals within 30 to 60 minutes of taking proton pump inhibitors, a type of medication commonly prescribed to treat gastric ulcers. Waiting longer than the recommended time may decrease the effectiveness of the medication.

Fresh fruit and vegetables

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Cranberry juice
  • Onions
  • Garlic

Tips

Maintain a well-balanced diet when you are suffering from a stomach ulcer. Eat small, frequent meals when suffering from related stomach pain.

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10 Bad Habits That Are Killing You Slowly!

DOMS, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
10 Bad Habits That Are Killing You Slowly!

Most of the time people are not even aware of the bad habits which can harm their health in several ways. However, we do them persistently without realizing that these habits are actually harming our health and can lead to problems like heart diseases, sleep or eating disorders, stress, etc.

Here are 10 of those bad habits.

  1. Smoking cigarettes and nicotine addiction: Everybody knows that cigarettes cause cancer, especially when smoked excessively. Very few people know that nicotine also can lead to shrinking of brain and diseases like Alzheimer's. Therefore, one must quit this bad habit right away.
  2. Skipping the most important meal of the day: These days, all of us lead a busy lifestyle which involves skipping breakfast or lunch on a daily basis. Incidentally, many people are not aware of the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one should not skip it at any cost.
  3. Eating without being hungry and overeatingJust as you should not skip the important meals in a day, overeating is bad as well. There are many of us who love food and are habituated with eating while watching or reading something. Very soon, this habit of overeating can make them obese or popularly known as ‘couch potato.’
  4. Extremely bad food habits: Quite often, we prefer to include only those kinds of food items which we love. On the contrary, one should follow a healthy and balanced diet including carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, minerals and water, as per individual body demands.
  5. Skipping exercise and leading an inactive life: Having a balanced diet is not enough, if you want a healthy body and mind. There is no alternative to physical fitness and exercises. Being physically inactive can lead to heart diseases, cholesterol problems, arthritis, obesity, etc.
  6. Sleeping disorders: A person must have seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep to maintain the proper sleep cycle. The sleeping disorder can cause severe health problems.
  7. Watching television or using mobile before going to bed: To get a relaxed sleep, you need to quit the habit of watching any video, television series, movies, playing with mobile phones. Our minds tend to reminiscent of those videos, and that can disrupt our sleep. Instead, you can read a bit.
  8. Excessive consumption of alcohol: An inordinate amount of alcohol in our body might make us excited, and that is not good when you are going to drive or sleep. Always keep a check on your alcohol consumption.
  9. Stress and fatigueTaking stress can cause us fatigue, sleeping and eating disorders, etc. Therefore, you need to learn how to manage stress o maintain a balance between your private and work life.
  10. Not relaxing or enjoying your leisure: Since we live in a stressful environment, we need to value recreation. Overworking can cause severe stress and psychological problems. Avoid that by doing whatever you like, such as, reading, traveling, etc.

Get rid of these bad habits which can cause harm to your health and start enjoying a healthy and happy life.

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

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7 Causes Of Nicotine Addiction!

D.P.M, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
7 Causes Of Nicotine Addiction!

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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