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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 Products

Also Known As:

Nicotine replacement, smoking cessation products, including nicotine gum, patch and lozenge

nicotine products

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Possible Symptoms

Vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, death

What To Do

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.

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.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Also Known As

Nicotine replacement, smoking cessation products, including nicotine gum, patch and lozenge

What It Is

Nicotine products are used to help people quit smoking. These products are not meant to be swallowed and not meant for children to use .

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, death

What To Do

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.

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.

Toxicity

If a small amount is ingested, the child can be managed at home with IPC's help.

 

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