Can I use Actiq if I have a history of chronic bronchitis?

You may be able to use Actiq (fentanyl) if you have a history of chronic bronchitis, but you should tell your doctor so that he or she can take precautions. Actiq is a fast-acting narcotic lozenge for the treatment of cancer pain in patients already being treated with narcotics. These drugs suppress the central nervous system and can causing breathing problems, so if you have any lung problem such as chronic bronchitis, using Actiq may put you at higher risk of having breathing problems. You may still be able to use the drug, but your doctor should know your medical history of chronic bronchitis so he or she can carefully monitor your reaction to Actiq.

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