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Can I use Actiq if I have a history of lung disease?

You may be able to take Actiq (fentanyl) if you have a history of lung disease, but tell your doctor. Actiq is a quick-acting narcotic lozenge for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain. Like any narcotic, it affects the central nervous system and slows breathing. Actiq can cause breathing problems in healthy people and is more likely to do so if you have a history of lung disease. If you have a history of lung disease, your doctor will monitor you closely while you are taking Actiq.

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