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Can I use Actiq if I am taking tranquilizers?

The combination of Actiq (fentanyl) and tranquilizers can be dangerous. Actiq is a synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. As a narcotic, it depresses the central nervous system, causing a slowing of heart rate, sedation and, in some cases, breathing problems. Tranquilizers have similar effects, so the combination can increase the risk of serious side effects from Actiq. Tell your doctor if you are taking tranquilizers. He or she may recommend a different approach to deal with your anxiety while using Actiq.

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