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Can I use Actiq if I have a history of intracranial pressure?

Actiq (fentanyl), a drug for breakthrough cancer pain, should be used with extreme caution in someone who has a history of intracranial pressure—increased pressure within the brain, which can be caused by a head injury. Giving Actiq to people with a history of intracranial pressure may increase their risk of having a stroke. If you've had a head trauma recently, let your doctor know.

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