Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to using Actiq if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Ever had breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
- A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
- Had a stroke
- Ever had a seizure
- A slow heart rate or abnormal heart rhythm
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Actiq and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Actiq and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Actiq Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Actiq?An overdose of this medication can be quite dangerous and can even lead to death. It is important that you seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on Actiq.
(Click Actiq Overdose for more information.)