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Can I use Actiq if I am taking buprenorphine?

Tell your doctor if you're taking buprenorphine if you plan to use Actiq (fentanyl) as well. Actiq is a synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients. Buprenorphine is a prescription drug that helps prevent withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking opiates. The combination can be dangerous. Your doctor can advise whether you should stop taking buprenorphine while you are using Actiq.

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