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Can I use Actiq if I am taking nalbuphine?

Taking nalbuphine (Nubain) while also taking Actiq (fentanyl) may increase the risk of serious breathing problems and other side effects. Nalbuphine is an injectable medication used to treat pain. Actiq is a synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain in patients who are already being treated with round-the-clock narcotics. Taken together, Nubain and Actiq can increase the risk of breathing problems and other serious side effects. Talk with your doctor about whether the risks of taking Actiq and Nubain are greater than the potential benefits.

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