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Can I use Actiq if I am taking carbamazepine?

You may be able to use Actiq (fentanyl) if you are taking carbamazepine, but tell your doctor. Actiq is a synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients already being treated with opiate-type medications. Carbamazepine is a medication used to treat seizures. The drugs can interact, and seizures are a possible negative side effect of Actiq. If you have a history of seizures and are taking carbamazepine to control them, discuss your options with your cancer doctor.

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