CUSTOM PHARMACY

Evans' Compounding Specialists
1202 Town Park Ln, Suite 101 - Evans, Ga 30809 - 706-760-7956

NicoStop

What is a NicoStop Lollipop?

The NicoStop Lollipop is nicotine polycrilex combined with a natural sweetener (stevia extract) and flavorings in a sugar-free sorbitol base. It is sugar-free and is safe for diabetics to use.


What Strengths and Flavors are Available?

We have available 2mg and 4mg, in Strawberry, Watermelon, Cherry, Lemon-lime, Green Apple, Spearmint, Butterscotch and Cinnamon flavors. 


What Strength of Lollipop Should I Use and How Do I Use It?

 We recommend that people who smoke in excess of one and one-half packs per day start with the 4mg Lollipop for approximately two to three weeks then move down to the 2mg Lollipops for another four to five weeks. If you smoke less than 1 pack a day the 2mg Lollipop will work for you.


*USE: Place Lollipop in the mouth when you feel the urge to smoke. Leave it there until the urge is over. Once the urge passes, replace the Lollipop in the bag provided and reuse the next time the urge strikes. One Lollipop usually lasts four to five cigarette smoke breaks.


How Can Nicotine Replacement Products Help Me Quit Smoking?

The Lollipops, gum, and patches are intended to help smokers quit their tobacco habit by suppressing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. All of the replacement methods allow the individual to start with larger doses of nicotine and wean themselves over a period of time. We have found that NicoStop Lollipops used by themselves or in conjunction with other products greatly assist those individuals who really want to quit smoking.


Why Use the Nicostop Lollipop?

The Nicostop Lollipop allows the individual to control the amount of nicotine taken in based on the body's needs. A major part of quitting is psychological. The NicoStop Lollipop deals with both the hand to mouth fixation and the nicotine addiction. Patches give you a continuous steady low dose of nicotine all day long but do not allow for increased dosage during stressful times of the day. Some people cannot tolerate the patch because of irritaiton at the site of application. Nicotine gum is helpful for some but can be a social stigma for others. The tendency is to chew it like regular gum, however, this gives off a spike of nicotine which can cause headaches, heart palpitations, and other problems.


What is Nicotine and What are the Side Effects?

Nicotine is an addictive drug found in tobacco products that cause the desire for continued use. The tobacco products also contain tar in the smoke that can damage the mouth, throat, and lungs. The thought process behind quitting is to remove the tobacco products and replace them with a nicotine supplement and then gradually wean the nicotine slowly over approximately 5 to 8 weeks.


Immediate Nicotine Effects:

Increase in blood pressure; increase in heart rate; thickening of blood; narrowing of arteries; decrease in skin temperature; increase in respiration and stimulation of the central nervous system; vomiting and diarrhea.


Delayed Nicotine Effects:

High blood pressure; blockage of blood vessels; depletion of Vitamin C; reduction in effectiveness of immune system; cancer of mouth, lungs, throat and upper respiratory system; bronchitis and/or emphysema; stomach ulcers; weight loss; production of abnormal sperm in males.

Smoking in women leads to greater risk of premature detachment of the placenta. It also leads to low birth rate; premature birth; greater occurrence of miscarriage and stillbirth; impairment of mental and physical development; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); and hyperactivity.


Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms:

Drop in pulse rate and blood pressure; disturbances in sleep; slower reaction; restlessness; tension; depression; irritability; constipation; difficulty in concentration.