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Precautions and Warnings With Fentanyl Lozenge

Before using fentanyl lozenges, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical issues you may have. For instance, you may not be able to use this drug if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, seizures, or breathing problems. Other safety precautions with fentanyl lozenges include warnings of potential drug interactions and the risks of using this drug during pregnancy.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Fentanyl Lozenges?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using a fentanyl lozenge (Actiq®) if you have:
 
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Ever had breathing problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • Had a stroke
  • Ever had a seizure
  • A slow heart rate or abnormal heart rhythm
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Diabetes
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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