There are different kinds of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) you can get without a prescription. These products give the user a small and steady amount of nicotine, and include nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.
Other ways to quit require a prescription from a doctor. These include nicotine replacement therapy, like nicotine inhalers and nicotine nasal sprays. Doctors can also prescribe medications that reduce nicotine withdrawal and the urge to smoke, like Bupropion, also known by its brand name Zyban®, and Varenicline, also known by its brand name Chantix®.
All of these medications are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means they are proven safe and effective. Always read the label and instructions, and only use as directed.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions, and/or if you:
Order free nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges to help you quit tobacco. No prescription is required for these nicotine replacement products.*
*if medically appropriate and 18 years of age or older