What is Actiq version of fentanyl?

Actiq is a brand-name version of fentanyl citrate. Actiq is described as a transmucosal lozenge, and it’s intended to be prescribed to patients with cancer to manage breakthrough pain. For someone to be prescribed Actiq, they should already be opioid-tolerant for around-the-clock treatment of underlying pain.

Can you overdose on Actiq?

ACTIQ could be fatal to individuals for whom it is not prescribed and for those who are not opioid-tolerant. Accidental ingestion of even one dose of ACTIQ, especially by children, can result in respiratory depression and death due to an overdose of fentanyl [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1, 5.2)].

How long does it take for transmucosal fentanyl to work?

Twirl the handle often. Finish the oral transmucosal fentanyl cit rate unit completely in 15 minutes to get the most relief. If you finish oral transmu cosal fentanyl citrate too quickly, you will swallow more of the medicine and get less relief.

How do you take Actiq?

Place Actiq in your mouth between your cheeks and gums. Using the handle, move it around in your mouth especially along your cheeks. Twirl the handle often. You may drink some water before using Actiq, to help with taking the product but you should not drink or eat anything while using Actiq.

What is the generic name for Actiq?

Actiq (fentanyl citrate) is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic.

Is 200 mcg of fentanyl safe?

The dose of fentanyl should be individualised according to age, body weight, physical status, underlying pathological condition, use of other drugs and type of surgery and anaesthesia. Doses in excess of 200 micrograms are for use in anaesthesia only.

Can a baby take fentanyl while on Actiq?

Fentanyl can pass into breast milk and may cause sleepiness or breathing problems in a nursing baby. Fentanyl may also cause withdrawal symptoms in a nursing infant. Do not breast-feed while using Actiq. How should I use Actiq?

What should be the initial dose of Actiq?

Initial Dosage. The initial dose of ACTIQ to treat episodes of breakthrough cancer pain is always 200 mcg. The ACTIQ unit should be consumed over 15 minutes. Patients should be prescribed an initial titration supply of six 200 mcg ACTIQ units, thus limiting the number of units in the home during titration.

What kind of pain medication is Actiq used for?

Actiq (fentanyl citrate) is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Actiq treats “breakthrough” cancer pain that is not controlled by other medicines.

What happens if you put Actiq in your mouth?

MISUSE OF ACTIQ CAN CAUSE DEATH, especially in a child who gets a hold of an Actiq unit and places it in the mouth. Read all patient instructions carefully before using this medicine. The Actiq transmucosal unit is a fentanyl citrate lozenge attached to a plastic handle. Each unit is wrapped in a child-proof blister pack.