If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Nicotine replacement, smoking cessation products, including nicotine gum, patch and lozenge
Vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, death
If your child has ingested or has sucked on a nicotine gum, patch or lozenge, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice.specific to your situation.
Nicotine products are used to help people quit smoking. These products are not meant to be swallowed and not meant for children to use .
NOTE: An IPC poison center expert will ask you a few questions and then tell you if it is safe to watch the child at home or if you need to take him or her to the emergency room. Calling IPC is free and confidential.
If a small amount is ingested, the child can be managed at home with IPC's help.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.