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Can I use Actiq if I am taking sedatives?

You may be at increased risk of adverse side effects if you use Actiq (fentanyl) while taking sedatives, so talk to your doctor. The combination may increase the risk of side effects. Actiq is a synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. Actiq causes sedation as a side effect, and taking sedatives can increase the risk of excessive sedation, including a slow heart rate and breathing problems, as a side effect of Actiq.

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