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Review: could Nicotine cause Paresthesias (Numbness and tingling)?





Summary: Paresthesias is reported only by a few people who take Nicotine.

We study 5,661 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Paresthesias. Find out below who they are, when they have Paresthesias and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Nicotine and have Paresthesias >>>

Nicotine

Nicotine has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from Nicotine 5,792 users)

Paresthesias

Paresthesias (abnormal sensation) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Paresthesias 4,441 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 5,660 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 4 people (0.07%) have Paresthesias.

Trend of Paresthesias in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Paresthesias * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Paresthesias33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Paresthesias when taking Nicotine * :

FemaleMale
Paresthesias50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Paresthesias when taking Nicotine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Paresthesias0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

Severity of Paresthesias when taking Nicotine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Paresthesias0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Paresthesias ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Paresthesias0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Stop smoking (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Humalog (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Zyban (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Nicotine polacrilex (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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