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Nicotine

Also known as Niconil, Nicorette Plus, Habitrol, Nicorette, Nicotrol, Prostep, Nicotrol Inhaler, Nicoderm C-Q, Commit Lozenge, and Nicabate

Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae). It acts as a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist. It is made in the roots and accumulates in the leaves of the plants. It constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco and is present in the range of 2–7 µg/kg of various edible plants. It functions as an antiherbivore chemical; therefore, nicotine was widely used as an insecticide in the past and nicotine analogs such as imidacloprid are currently widely used.

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Estimated Total Cost: $179.21 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed nicotine to treat smoking or tobacco addiction, smoking problems, drug abuse, and delusions or hallucinations.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking nicotine most commonly experience side effects like headache, shortness of breath, and nausea.

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