Can I use Actiq if I have a history of heart problems?

You may be able to take Actiq (fentanyl) if you have heart problems, but tell your doctor. Actiq is a fast-acting narcotic lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. Like any narcotic, it slows heart rate and therefore could be problematic for someone whose heart beats slowly or who has low blood pressure. In addition, some medications you're taking for your heart condition may interact with Actiq. If you have a heart condition, your doctor will monitor your reaction to Actiq carefully and may also need to adjust your medication regimen.

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