2009年6月23日星期二

What is the most important information I should know about Actiq?

Do not use Actiq if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects could occur.

You should not use Actiq unless you are already being treated with a similar opioid pain medicine and your body is tolerant to it. Talk with your doctor if you are not sure you are opioid-tolerant.

Keep both the used and the unused Actiq units out of the reach of children. The amount of fentanyl in the Actiq unit can be fatal to a child who accidentally sucks on or swallows the unit.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much Actiq or if anyone else has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of this medication can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include weak pulse, fainting, shallow breathing, or breathing that stops. Actiq may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Actiq should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Keep track of how many Actiq units have been used from each new supply of this medicine. Fentanyl is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription. Do not use more than four Actiq units per day.

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geoffreystanley 說...

Hi! Its my first time to hear this drug name. I tried to read a few info about Actiq and still the real purpose of taking this drug is unclear to me. I'd be happy if you could share more info about it. Thanks! Provillus