143. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Nicotine Nasal Spray (cont
|Dosage||A dose of nicotine nasal spray consists of one 0.5 mg dose delivered to each nostril (1 mg total). Initial dosing should be 1-2 doses per hour, increasing as needed for symptom relief. Minimum recommended treatment is 8 doses/day, with a maximum limit of 40 doses/day (5 doses/hr). Each bottle contains approximately 100 doses. Recommended duration of therapy is 3-6 months.|
|Prescribing instructions||Dosing information-Patients should not sniff, swallow, or inhale through the nose while administering doses as this increases irritating effects. The spray is best delivered with the head tilted slightly back. .|
|Costa||$49.00 per bottle (quantity used determines how long supply lasts)|
a Cost data were established by averaging the retail price of the medication at national chain pharmacies in Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Sunnyside, NY and listed on-line during January 2008 and may not reflect discounts available to health plans and others.