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What should I tell my pharmacist or doctor?

Before buying the inhalator, you should tell your pharmacist or doctor if you have an illness, or if you are taking any other medicines (even non-prescription ones). In some cases, you may need medical supervision or advice, or in other cases the inhalator may not be suitable. Please check the Consumer Medicine Information (pack insert) that comes with the inhalator for the latest list of common medicines and illnesses that may be affected by using the inhalator or stopping smoking.

Illnesses listed in the CMI for which you may need medical advice include: asthma, throat disease, heart disease, any blood circulation disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcer or pain, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland).

Can I use the inhalator if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you first try to quit without medication. However, if you are unable to quit without medication, you may use the inhalator to help you quit.  While using the inhalator is considered safer than smoking, even this smaller amount of nicotine may not be entirely risk-free for your baby. You need to discuss the risks and benefits with your pharmacist or doctor before using it, and you should tell the doctor supervising your pregnancy. Mothers using the inhaler should breastfeed their baby first, then use the inhalator soon after, as instructed in the Consumer Medicine Information.

If you have any questions regarding these issues, please ask your doctor.

Can I use the inhalator if I am under 18 years?

The inhalator can be used by persons aged 12 years and over, however if you are under 18 years you should speak to your doctor before using the inhalator. It is highly recommended that people in this age group discuss quitting smoking with a trained health advisor to benefit from using the inhaler.