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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive 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:

Tobacco replacement or smoking cessation products, including nicotine gum, patches, lozenges and pouches

nicotine products

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Nicotine products are toxic. If you suspect your child has swallowed or sucked on a lozenge, patch, or nicotine gum call IPC now.

1-800-222-1222


This call is free and confidential.

Possible Symptoms

Ingesting nicotine products can cause vomiting, sweating, drowsiness / tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, and even death.

What To Do

If your child has swallowed or sucked on nicotine gum, a patch or lozenge, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. This call is free and confidential.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Also Known As

Tobacco replacement or smoking cessation products, including nicotine gum, patches, lozenges and pouches

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

Ingesting nicotine products can cause vomiting, sweating, drowsiness / tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, and even death.

What To Do

If your child has swallowed or sucked on nicotine gum, a patch or lozenge, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. This call is free and confidential.

Toxicity

If a small amount of a nicotine product is ingested, the child may be able to be managed at home with IPC's help. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. This call is free and confidential.

 

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