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Can I use Actiq if I am taking tranylcypromine?

You should not use Actiq if you're taking tranylcypromine (brand name: Parnate). Actiq is an opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. Tranylcypromine is a kind of antidepressant called an MAO inhibitor. Using Actiq while taking an MAO inhibitor can lead to unpredictable and potentially severe reactions. You should stop taking MAO inhibitors 14 days before starting to use Actiq. Tell your doctor about every medication and supplement you are taking, including tranylcypromine.

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