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Do nicotine replacements interact with other medications and food?

Nicotine lozenges, gum, skin patches, inhalers, and nasal spray might have negative interactions with some medications. You should discuss all medications and supplements that you take regularly or occasionally with your doctor before using a nicotine replacement product. There is a chance that the following over-the-counter and prescription medications might interact with nicotine: medications for high blood pressure; acetaminophen (Tylenol); diuretics, also known as water pills; imipramine (Tofranil); insulin; labetalol (Normodyne and Trandate); oxazepam (Serax); pentazocine (Talwin, Talwin NX, and Talacen); prazosin (Minipress); propranolol (Inderal); and theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, and Theochron). Nicotine products can also be affected by caffeine, so you should talk to your doctor about how much caffeine you may consume while using nicotine products.

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