How to use Nicotinell™ Lozenges How to use Nicotinell™ Lozenges 1. Suck the lozenge until the nicotine taste becomes strong. 2. Stop sucking and let the lozenge rest in your cheek until the taste disappears. 3. Start sucking the lozenge again. 4. Repeat sucking and resting for about 30 minutes until the lozenge has dissolved completely. To benefit the most from Nicotinell™ lozenges, it is important to use them correctly. When you have sucked on the lozenge for a while, the taste will become stronger. This means that it is releasing nicotine. The nicotine will be absorbed by your mouth and enter your bloodstream. Let the lozenge rest between your cheek and gums as long as the taste is strong. If you do not take breaks, more nicotine will be released than your mouth can absorb at one time. You will end up swallowing it and it will not have any effect. If you feel an itchy sensation in your throat, burning in your stomach or experience hiccups or gas, then you should take longer breaks. When the strong flavour has subsided, you can start sucking again. Repeat: suck, rest, suck, rest, until all the nicotine is released,usually after about 30 minutes.