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Actiq Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Actiq is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Consuming alcohol while using Actiq could potentially increase your risk for serious side effects, such as extreme drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Do not drink alcohol while using this medication.
Actiq may increase the risk for serious alvimopan side effects. You should not take alvimopan if you have used Actiq in the past seven days.
Combining amphetamines with Actiq may increase the pain-relieving effects of Actiq. Your healthcare provider may monitor your response to Actiq if you take these medications together. You might need a lower Actiq dosage.
Beta Blockers
Using Actiq with a beta blocker may cause a decrease in your heart rate and blood pressure, potentially to unsafe levels. If you use these medications together, your healthcare provider may need to closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate.
Calcium Channel Blockers
Using Actiq with certain calcium channel blockers may cause your heart rate and blood pressure to decrease, potentially to unsafe levels. Your healthcare provider may need to closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate if you use these medications together.
CYP 3A4 Inducer Medications
The body breaks down Actiq using enzymes in the liver known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Some other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inducers) can increase the activity of these enzymes. Combining Actiq with one of these CYP 3A4 inducers may decrease the level of Actiq in your body, making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely to make sure your pain is adequately controlled if you use Actiq with a CYP 3A4 inducer.
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