What Are Nicotine Nasal Sprays?
Approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nicotine nasal sprays are an additional NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) for smokers to make use of in their clash with the ash. It's also the strongest form of NRT on the market today and also one of the most effective.
Nicotine nasal sprays like Nicorette or Nicotrol NS are an ideal way of administering nicotine. Why? Because spraying the nicotine into your nostril allows it to get into the bloodstream in just a few moments - unlike patches and gum which take time. This provides a smoker with almost instant relief to his cravings.
Whatever nicotine spray you decide to use there's a limit of 40 sprays per day simply due to its strength and the risk of you becoming dependent on the spray instead of on cigarettes. There's no point in swapping one addiction for another.
The applicator is very similar to normal decongestant sprays and the spray is used in the same way as any other nasal medication.
Side Effects From Using Nasal Spray
One of the most commons complaints made by users of nasal sprays is that it causes irritation to the nose when used but this usually passes after 7 - 10 days. If irritation continues past that point then get in touch with your doctor for some professional advice. Nicotine sprays also cannot be used when pregnant or breast feeding as any source of nicotine can be harmful to a developing baby.
So, if you've tried gum and patches but found they didn't suit you then maybe a nasal NRT is worth considering. At least it allows you to tackle the cravings as and when they happen.