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Can I use Actiq if I am breastfeeding?

Do not use Actiq (fentanyl) if you are breastfeeding. Actiq is a quick-acting synthetic opiate lozenge used to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients. It passes into breast milk and can cause a nursing child to be excessively sedated and even have breathing problems. If you need Actiq to treat your cancer pain, do not breastfeed your child.

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