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Can I use Actiq if I am taking phenytoin?

You may be able to take Actiq if you're taking phenytoin (brand names: Dilantin, Phenytek), but talk to your doctor. Actiq is an opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. Phenytoin is a medication that controls certain types of seizures. Taking phenytoin while using Actiq can reduce Actiq’s ability to control your pain. Your doctor may adjust your dose of Actiq if you need to take both drugs at the same time. Tell your doctor about every medication and supplement you are taking, including phenytoin.

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