Can I use Actiq if I have a history of hallucinations?

You may be able to use Actiq (fentanyl) if you have a history of hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that don't exist), but tell your doctor. Actiq, a quick-acting synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain, can actually cause hallucinations as a side effect. Other possible side effects of Actiq include anxiety, depression and strange thoughts or dreams. If you need to take Actiq, your doctor will carefully monitor your psychological reaction to it to make sure you are okay.

Actiq may also react with certain medications you may be taking for mental health, so be sure to tell your doctor about every medication and supplement you are taking.

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