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Is there a generic version of Actiq?

The generic version of Actiq is fentanyl. It's a powerful medication prescribed to treat breakthrough pain in cancer patients who are already being treated with opiates for pain. Actiq is a lozenge on a stick (somewhat like a lollipop) that is held between the cheek and gum and dissolves through the mucus membranes in the mouth, providing quick pain relief. Actiq is available both as the brand-name drug and as generic equivalents.

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