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Safe to chew nicorette gum while fasting prior to blood tests?

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Sep 2012
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is it ok to chew nicorette gum while fasting prior to blood tests for physical?

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
 
 
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 1 hour later
Hello,

Thank you for posting a query.

The nicorette gum contains nicotine mainly. It is present as resin.

It would be better to avoid nicorette before blood test as it may alter the test report.

So, avoid nicorette gum while fasting prior to blood tests for physical.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know, if you have any more question.

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