The brand name for the opioid drug fentanyl is Actiq. Actiq comes like a lollipop and the fentanyl is quickly absorbed through the oral mucosa, helping us to relieve pain. It is for controlling cancer pain in individuals taking opioid medications around-the-clock and tolerant to them.
Special care should be taken with Actiq. It may cause heavy respiratory depression and other adverse effects. It should be used only in individuals tolerant to opioid. It should not be used for postoperative or acute pain. It should be kept away from children.
The side effects experiencing when someone misuses Actiq is as follows:
- Feeling dizzy.
- Sleep problems.
- Being confused.
Actiq overdose may occur in an individual who does not take Actiq correctly. The depression of the central nervous system (CNS) may be heightened in individuals combining Actiq and other substances, such as alcohol, other opioids, sedatives, or other substances that depress the CNS.