Fentanyl Citrate (ACTIQ) is an opioid agonist indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients 16 years of age and older who are already receiving and who are tolerant to around-the-clock opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain. Patients considered opioid tolerant are those who are taking, for one week or longer, around-the-clock medicine consisting of at least 60 mg of oral morphine per day, at least 25 mcg of transdermal fentanyl per hour, at least 30 mg of oral oxycodone per day, at least 8 mg of oral hydromorphone per day, at least 25 mg oral oxymorphone per day, at least 60 mg oral hydrocodone per day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid daily for a week or longer.
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Healthcare professionals who prescribe ACTIQ on an outpatient basis must enroll in the TIRF REMS Access program and comply with the requirements of the REMS to ensure safe use of ACTIQ . As with all opioids, the safety of patients using such products is dependent on health care professionals prescribing them in strict conformity with their approved labeling with respect to patient selection, dosing, and proper conditions for use. Actiq comes in forms such as ;Solid oral transmucosal lozenge in 200 mcg, 400 mcg, 600 mcg, 800 mcg, 1200 mcg and 1600 mcg.
The side efffects includes ;
Weak or shallow breathing, slow heart rate;
Extreme sleepiness; or
Feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects may include:
Headache, dizziness, weakness, anxiety; or
Nausea, vomiting, or constipation.
Opioid non-tolerant patients. (4) • Management of acute or postoperative pain including headache/migraines and dental pain. (4) • Intolerance or hypersensitivity to fentanyl or components of ACTIQ. (4) ———————–
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Clinically significant respiratory and CNS depression can occur. Monitor patients accordingly.
Full and partially consumed ACTIQ units contain medicine that can be fatal to a child. Ensure proper storage and disposal. Interim safe storage container available (“ACTIQ Child Safety Kit”).
Use with other CNS depressants and potent cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors may increase depressant effects including respiratory depression, hypotension, and profound sedation. Consider dosage adjustments if warranted.
• Titrate ACTIQ cautiously in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or preexisting medical conditions predisposing them to respiratory depression and in patients susceptible to intracranial effects of CO2 retention. Visit Wikipedia for more information.