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Common Nicotine Side Effects


The most commonly reported Nicotine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Nicotine Dependence (280)
Nausea (210)
Dyspnoea (139)
Dizziness (129)
Malaise (101)
Treatment Noncompliance (98)
Headache (96)
Product Quality Issue (92)
Vomiting (87)
Overdose (86)
Anxiety (72)
Chest Pain (71)
Blood Pressure Increased (61)
Application Site Erythema (60)
Oral Discomfort (57)
Palpitations (56)
Feeling Abnormal (54)
Insomnia (50)
Heart Rate Increased (47)
Diarrhoea (45)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Nicotine Side Effects Reported to FDA



Nicotine Side Effect Report#9997510
Asthma
This is a report of a 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotine Gum (dosage: NA, start time: 200709), combined with:
  • Chantix
  • Steroid
  • Inhaler
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotine Gum treatment in male patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9975880
Heart Rate Increased, Cardiovascular Disorder, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Dyspnoea
This report suggests a potential Nicotinell Tts 30 Heart Rate Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nicotinell Tts 30 (dosage: 21 Mg, Qd) starting
Feb 06, 2014. After starting Nicotinell Tts 30 the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Heart Rate Increased, Cardiovascular Disorder, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, DyspnoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nicotinell Tts 30 demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Heart Rate Increased, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9964347
Application Site Vesicles
This Application Site Vesicles problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Feb 24, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Nicotinell Tts (dosage: 35 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Glycyron
  • Loxonin
When using Nicotinell Tts, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Application Site VesiclesAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Application Site Vesicles, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9925267
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Dyspnoea
This Cardio-respiratory Arrest side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 73-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nicotine (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 23, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Glyburide
  • Piperacillin
  • Amitriptyline
  • Isovue 370
  • Aspirin
  • Insulin
  • Sodium Chloride
.After starting to take Nicotine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardio-respiratory Arrest, DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotine. The patient was hospitalized.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9913934
Weight Decreased, Hypertension, Nausea, Dizziness, Motion Sickness, Vomiting, Blepharospasm, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention
This is a report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotine Gum 2 And 4 Mg Wal Mart, Costco, Nicorette (dosage: 24 24 Pieces Taken By Mouth, start time:
Jan 02, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Weight Decreased, Hypertension, Nausea, Dizziness, Motion Sickness, Vomiting, Blepharospasm, Anxiety, Disturbance In Attention after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotine Gum 2 And 4 Mg Wal Mart, Costco, Nicorette treatment in female patients, resulting in Weight Decreased side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9906633
Blood Pressure Increased, Anxiety, Nicotine Dependence
This report suggests a potential Nicotine Blood Pressure Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nicotine (dosage: 1 Df, Daily) starting 201401. After starting Nicotine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Pressure Increased, Anxiety, Nicotine DependenceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nicotine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9889096
Hypersensitivity
This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Nicotine Transdermal System (dosage: ;tder). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nicotine Transdermal System, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: HypersensitivityAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypersensitivity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9858902
Syncope
This Syncope side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AR. A 19-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: off label use.The patient was prescribed Nicotinell (drug dosage: 10-12 Df/per Day), which was initiated on
Jan 20, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nicotinell the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: SyncopeThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotinell.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9847120
Nicotine Dependence, Parosmia
This is a report of a 32-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotinell Gum (dosage: 8-10 Df, Qd, start time: 201210), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nicotine Dependence, Parosmia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotinell Gum treatment in male patients, resulting in Nicotine Dependence side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9842094
Application Site Eczema, Application Site Hypersensitivity, Application Site Vesicles, Skin Exfoliation, Skin Disorder, Skin Lesion, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus
This report suggests a potential Nicotinell Tts Application Site Eczema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nicotinell Tts (dosage: 21 Mg, Qd) starting 201401. After starting Nicotinell Tts the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Application Site Eczema, Application Site Hypersensitivity, Application Site Vesicles, Skin Exfoliation, Skin Disorder, Skin Lesion, Application Site Erythema, Application Site PruritusAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nicotinell Tts demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Application Site Eczema, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9839153
Obstructive Airways Disorder, Dry Mouth
This Obstructive Airways Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DK. A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2010 this consumer started treatment with Nicotinell Gum (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nicotinell Gum, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Obstructive Airways Disorder, Dry MouthAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Obstructive Airways Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9831073
Toxicity To Various Agents, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy
This Toxicity To Various Agents side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 29-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: suicide attempt.The patient was prescribed Nicotine (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nicotine the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Toxicity To Various Agents, Loss Of Consciousness, Hypoxic-ischaemic EncephalopathyThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotine. The patient was hospitalized.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9817753
Application Site Reaction, Application Site Pruritus
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotine Patch (dosage: }10 Years Ago, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Application Site Reaction, Application Site Pruritus after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotine Patch treatment in female patients, resulting in Application Site Reaction side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9816557
Nicotine Dependence
This report suggests a potential Nicotine Nicotine Dependence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: tobacco user and used Nicotine (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Nicotine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nicotine DependenceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nicotine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nicotine Dependence, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9807312
Dizziness
This Dizziness problem was reported by a physician from GB. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 19, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Nicotine (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Mometasone
  • Ramipril
  • Loratadine
  • Simvastatin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Clopidogrel
  • Varenicline/varenicline Tartrate
When using Nicotine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DizzinessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9800289
Myocardial Infarction
This Myocardial Infarction side effect was reported by a health professional from NL. A 70-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nicotine dependence.The patient was prescribed Nicotinell Tts 30 (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Dec 28, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vitamin C (Unk)
.After starting to take Nicotinell Tts 30 the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Myocardial InfarctionThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotinell Tts 30.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9778518
Skin Exfoliation, Application Site Pain, Application Site Pain, Influenza Like Illness, Respiratory Tract Infection, Application Site Scab
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotine Transdermal System (dosage: NA, start time:
Nov 20, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Skin Exfoliation, Application Site Pain, Application Site Pain, Influenza Like Illness, Respiratory Tract Infection, Application Site Scab after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotine Transdermal System treatment in male patients, resulting in Skin Exfoliation side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9756587
Pruritus
This report suggests a potential Nicotine Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nicotine (dosage: NA) starting 2013. After starting Nicotine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: PruritusAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Chantix
  • Losartan
  • Lortab
  • Plaquenil
Although Nicotine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9755976
Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user. On 201306 this consumer started treatment with Nicotine Transdermal System (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nicotine Transdermal System, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dizziness, Feeling AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9755961
Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Rash, Product Quality Issue
This Application Site Pruritus side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nicotine Patch (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201304. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Polypharmacy
.After starting to take Nicotine Patch the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Rash, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotine Patch.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9755511
Pruritus, Sensory Disturbance, Dizziness, Hypersensitivity, Thermal Burn
This is a report of a 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user, who was treated with Nicotine (dosage: NA, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Nicorette
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pruritus, Sensory Disturbance, Dizziness, Hypersensitivity, Thermal Burn after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotine treatment in female patients, resulting in Pruritus side effect.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9755404
Nonspecific Reaction
This report suggests a potential Nicotine Nonspecific Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nicotine (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Nicotine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Nonspecific ReactionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Nicotine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Nonspecific Reaction, may still occur.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9744473
Memory Impairment, Dependence, Road Traffic Accident
This Memory Impairment problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 201308 this consumer started treatment with Nicotine (dosage: 7 Mg, For 2 Weeks). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nicotine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Memory Impairment, Dependence, Road Traffic AccidentAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Memory Impairment, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9744320
Cardiovascular Disorder, Fatigue, Dizziness
This Cardiovascular Disorder side effect was reported by a pharmacist from DE. A 49-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Nicotinell Tts (drug dosage: 14 Mg, Qd), which was initiated on 201311. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Nicotinell Tts the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardiovascular Disorder, Fatigue, DizzinessThese side effects may potentially be related to Nicotinell Tts.
Nicotine Side Effect Report#9733989
Tachycardia, Anxiety
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nicotinell Tts (dosage: 28 Mg, Unk, start time:
Dec 07, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Tachycardia, Anxiety after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nicotinell Tts treatment in female patients, resulting in Tachycardia side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Nicotine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Nicotine Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Nicotine Dependence 175
Nausea 134
Dyspnoea 78
Dizziness 76
Malaise 66
Treatment Noncompliance 60
Headache 59
Product Quality Issue 59
Vomiting 58
Anxiety 49

What are common Nicotine Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Nicotine Dependence 103
Nausea 74
Dyspnoea 60
Dizziness 52
Overdose 45
Treatment Noncompliance 38
Headache 36
Malaise 34
Product Quality Issue 33
Chest Pain 32

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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    Nicotine reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
    FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.

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    Nicotine Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0067-4920
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameAmerican Fare Nicotine Transdermal System
    NameNicotine
    Dosage FormPATCH, EXTENDED RELEASE
    RouteTRANSDERMAL
    On market since20120102
    LabelerNovartis Consumer Health, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)NICOTINE
    Strength(s)14
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma Class

    More About Nicotine

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2011

    Nicotine safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 48

    Reported hospitalizations: 220

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