Actiq Oral Lozenge 400 mcg
Do not use if the pouch containing the medicine is torn or damaged.
Remove medicine from the foil just before using. Place it between the cheek and gums and let dissolve completely.
Do not place the medicine over open sores or lesions.
Drink some water to moisten your mouth before using the medicine.
Place the medicine end between your cheek and gum. Twirl the handle often and suck on the medicine. Occasionally move the medicine to the other side of your mouth.
Avoid chewing the medicine.
Avoid eating food or drinking liquids until the medicine has dissolved completely.
Start taking this medicine as soon as you develop symptoms.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.
To reduce constipation, eat high fiber foods, drink plenty of water and exercise.
Avoid grapefruit juice while on this medicine.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.
This medicine contains an opioid. Though it helps many people, this medicine may sometimes cause addiction, especially if it is used for a long time. This risk for addiction may be higher if you have a substance use disorder - such as overuse of or addiction to drugs or alcohol. Speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone on hand to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.
If you stop this medicine suddenly, after using it regularly for a long time, you may have withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor may ask you to slowly reduce your dose before stopping it. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms can include unusual sweating, watering eyes, runny nose, chills, stomach pain, diarrhea, yawning, muscle aches, irritability, restlessness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, or thoughts of suicide.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
If possible, avoid using with marijuana or other medicines that can cause dizziness or drowsiness. These include allergy/cold products, muscle relaxers, sleep aids, and pain relievers.
If you have dizziness, drowsiness, or nausea before the tablet has dissolved, remove the tablet from your mouth and rinse your mouth with water. Contact your doctor to see if you need a lower dose.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.
Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with breathing difficulties.
Call your doctor right away if you notice slow or shallow breathing.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- drowsiness or sedation
- irritation of mouth and gum tissue
- mouth sores or irritation
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- loss of balance
- breathing interruption during sleep
- shallow, irregular breathing
- hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
- fast or irregular heart beats
- slow heartbeat
- low blood pressure
- runny nose
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- weight loss
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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