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  1. 'watson' brand fent patches not available at drugstores?
    ... have them in stock. They ask me to do that with the Actiq , too. I'm sorry you went through that experience...

  2. Ms contin/Morphine sufate/Dilaudid
    ... depending on the type of pain I'm experiencing, I use Actiq as an adjunct to the Duragesic. My Mom (always should ... capitalized!), however, does not find either Dilaudid or Actiq helpful to her (in addition to her Duragesic). She...
    ... SS, thanks for the kind words;)! I too use actiq and it has literally given me my life back. Lav...

  3. Are opioids safe?
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone (Opana), fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq , Fentora), methadone (Dolophine), etc. These are...

  4. Nitrous Oxide.....is it safe with pain meds??
    ... about that! Also, I know of at least 1 cavity (thanks Actiq ) that needs to be filled. I HATE THAT FREAKING DRILL...

  5. Help with difference between Dilauded and Percocet...PLEASE
    ... ydromorphone (Dilaudid) Schedule II Morphine IV Fentanyl ( Actiq , Fentora, Patch) Schedule II Fentanyl IV There...

  6. Need to change doctors...in terrible pain...frustrated....
    ... significant amount of pain medication: Duragesic, Actiq , and Dilaudid. So, making this so-called treatment...

  7. Flu or withdrawal?
    ... release med that you might get your doc to Rx would be Actiq . It's a potent one, more so than Opana, but different ... rebound HAs, then I would see if the doc might try Actiq . I wouls imagine the 400mcg or 600mcg dose would...

  8. How Many Times Can Oxycontin 20 Mg. Be Prescribed?
    ... now scripted 3x and 4x, all the time. Fentora and Actiq are scripted for non-cancer pain and used more than...

  9. Comment, Q, about tolerance,
    ... (the first episode). I was also using 8 1,600mcg Actiq fentanyl lozenges per day. It looks like I probably...

  10. prescribed morphine suckers
    ... their long-acting pain medicine. The brand name is Actiq . I use them and find them very helpful. Sincerely...

  11. just signed my first contract
    ... not know what it is, except when I was taking the Actiq . That's kinda hard to be discreet about. Now, I...

  12. What do you think about NORCO?
    ... may. Too bad you had your previous problem because Actiq may be a good move for you. Fentanyl would be a good...

  13. New medication...need information and advice
    ... ...But in the appropriate dose. For example, the Actiq lozenge or Fentora...Both have major kick as they ... are indicated for BT pain. The Actiq for example comes in 200mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg...
    ... ...But in the appropriate dose. For example, the Actiq lozenge or Fentora...Both have major kick as they ... are indicated for BT pain. The Actiq for example comes in 200mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg...

  14. DULOXETINE for neuropathic pain
    ... , methadone(Dolophine), fentanyl(Duragesic patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be useful...

  15. Could the shortness of my TEMPER WICK be due to my pain medications?
    ... medications: Duragesic 75 mcg (1 patch every 2 days), Actiq 800 mcg (60 per month), Dilaudid 8 mg (averaging 4...
    ... hangovers. One last thing I noticed....You take Actiq ....One of the strongest BT meds available....You're ... also on a very high dose of 800mcg. Actiq also has a very unique action in that it works very ... things that you really don't have control over. I take Actiq as well, so I can definitely relate! Throw in your...
    ... 100mcg patch? I kind of agree with Ex that with the Actiq you are on a bit of a roller coaster. Maybe the increase...

  16. Chronic Cluster Headache Sufferer/on morphene/wondering about suboxone
    ... & etc. There are even more powerful BT meds like Actiq and Fentora. Before I go any further, I'd like...

  17. Anyone tried Avinza?
    ... while to cycle through as you know. I have plenty of Actiq on hand, which is good. I have to admit, not wearing...

  18. Shay - About Fentora
    ... use? What do you think of it? Have you used Actiq , and, if so, how do you feel Fentora compares? ... start? I see that Fentora dosing is half that of Actiq . In other words, the doses are 100, 200, 400 and ... 800mcgs (I believe), as opposed to Actiq 's 200, 400, 800 and 1,600mcgs. So, does the 100mcg ... Fentora tab equal the Actiq 200mcg lollipop? I don't plan to switch to Fentora...
    ... For me, it's an okay day. Let's see....I was on Actiq for years. From 2002-2008. Of course, I started low ... the 1600 mcg towards the end. I always found the Actiq to be very short acting in terms of pain relief. ... within 15 minutes I start to feel relief) than the Actiq and lasts much longer, as well. Plus, you don't have ... to suck and twirl the Fentora, like you do with the Actiq . It dissolves on it's own when you put it above one ... bloodstream. That's why the doses are half of the Actiq 's because you swallow most of the medicine with the ... Actiq. Plus, it's very discreet, unlike the Actiq hanging out of your mouth. Nobody would ever know ... I would highly recommend the Fentora over the Actiq . It costs a little bit more, but I don't mind paying ... the $50 dollar co-pay. Yes, the generic Actiq only costs $10 dollars (Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl ... as the pharmacy insurance. I used to get brand name Actiq before the generic came out, and still, it fails in ... .JMHO. Talk to ya later! Shay :) P.S. The Actiq also comes in 600 mcg and 1200 mcg. Also, the Actiq ... insulin resistance) then you should stay away from the Actiq . Plus, you MUST be diligent about oral hygiene or ... dose, too. Plus, there is no sugar added to them. Actiq added the sugar and the rasberry flavor to make them...
    ... interested in knowing how the trial goes. I am an Actiq user, so I'm obviously interested. What I like about ... Actiq is the ability to titrate the dose, whereas you can ... I will say though that one of the disadvantages of Actiq is that it's very short acting. Ex...

  19. Shoreline, and others~ Are you still around?
    ... tolerance so quickly to the Duragesic patches and the Actiq . Thanks once again for enlightening me.:) ...

  20. Need support in asking doc for new meds~PLease!
    ... This is one of those times I wish I still had the Actiq lollipops for BT pain. I can hardly walk. Back...

  21. May I ask how long you have been taking pain medication
    ... Synalgos I went to OxyContin, then Duragesic and Actiq , then methadone, now MS Contin and OxyDose for BT...

  22. Fentanyl - Anyone take 1600 mcg?
    ... welcome to the boards. I am prescribed 800mcg Actiq and I can take up to for a day, however, I don't even ... Have you been titrated with a lower amount of Actiq like 200 mcg first? If you don't mind giving us some...

  23. Changing from oxy's
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone(Opana), methadone, fentanyl(patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be useful...

  24. Very cold here---Bad burning and pinching pain. I can't take anymore!!
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone(Opana), methadone, fentanyl(patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be useful...

  25. I need some advice!
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone(Opana), methadone, fentanyl(patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be useful...

  26. Afraid to talk with my doctor about meds
    ... positively to fentanyl. There is a BT drug called " Actiq " that is 100% fentanyl. There is a generic available...

  27. Fentanyl patch questions
    ... breakthrough medications. Particularly, I use the generic Actiq (which is an oral form of the fentanyl) and the generic...
    ... reduced soon so I don't have to pay for them. My Actiq sticks are very expensive and I'd rather not purchase...
    ... frankly, are not consistent. I guess that's where the Actiq (generic) saves me. But, I hate to think I am using ... the Actiq to correct the "distribution problem" of the patch ... originally placed me on the patches and then on the Actiq (when it came out) was an anesthesiologist and a Pain ... 48 hours (15 patches per month). I use the generic Actiq 800 mcg, up to 3 per day--but I just get 2 boxes ...
    ... your posts. I too use the combination of patch and Actiq . I also use Oxyfast for BT when the Actiq isn't enough ... Knocks me down pretty good, but also the pain. With Actiq , I can still function and do things. Are you using...
    ... to my plan--was almost Biblical! (1998--I think) Actiq began being offered. However, I was quickly "not ... My parents helped me pay for this. (2005--I think) Actiq went generic through the Barr Company. This way, ... my cost went down from $1,800 for two boxes of Actiq per month to $10.00 for two boxes of this generic ... Actiq per month! I have not commented a single time concerning ... packaging looks almost identical to the Brand Name Actiq . Even the printing on the lozenge itself looks the ... same, except that the word " ACTIQ " doesn't appear! Now, Ex, I do not come from money...
    ... manufacturing to a price point, not a quality standard. Actiq began being offered. However, I was quickly "not ... packaging looks almost identical to the Brand Name Actiq . Even the printing on the lozenge itself looks the ... same, except that the word " ACTIQ " doesn't appear! Yes, they are identical. Cephalon ... (maker of Actiq ) is manufacturing the product for Barr, who is a big...
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone(Opana), methadone, fentanyl(patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be useful...

  28. Nerve Pain
    ... Dilaudid), oxymorphone(Opana), methadone, fentanyl(patch, Actiq ), morphine(MS Contin, Avinza, Kadian) **can be...

  29. change in pain meds
    ... insurance company refused to pay anything for Brand Name Actiq , so it cost me nearly $900 per box. They claimed ... that since I was not using Actiq for a "terminal malignancy"--they would not pay. ...
    ... insurance company refused to pay anything for Brand Name Actiq , so it cost me nearly $900 per box. They claimed ... that since I was not using Actiq for a "terminal malignancy"--they would not pay. ... period. The "out" mine used was they claimed that Actiq was only approved for cancer pain, and "off label...

  30. Another question about the Fentanyl Patch...
    ... ecifically for me, as well as the Barr Laboratories generic Actiq 800 mcg--technically called Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl...
    ... [QUOTE=conductor;3518119]generic Actiq 800 mcg--technically called Oral Transmucosal Fentanyl...

  31. Question regarding medication
    ... Currently she's on 125 mcg duragesic patches 800 mcg actiq and 400 mg of oxycodone daily for her tumor (cancer...

  32. Peoples misconceptions about pain meds
    ... NO problem Rx'ing my pain medications--Duragesic, Actiq , Dilaudid, Fioricet, and Fioricet w/Codeine. I have...

  33. why can't they make a pain drug that does not cause drowsiness?
    ... fentanyl, which is much, much stronger than the patch and Actiq . This is also why when you wake up from surgery,...

  34. Resource: Half-Life and BPL of Common Meds
    ... Peak BPL of liquid (Oxyfast, Roxicodone) = 1.0 hr. Actiq : Peak BPL- 200Mcg= 40 min, 400Mcg= 25 min, 600Mcg...

  35. Moldova - Please Pray
    ... I can still use fentanyl. I've actually used the Actiq lozenges for BT meds since this incident, but they...

  36. anyone know of any new pain meds coming to the market soon?
    ... s made by Cephelon, the same company that markets " Actiq ", the fentanyl lollipop. Fentora is a fentanyl lozenge ... between your cheek and gum. It works very similar to Actiq except that (1) It's not on a stick and (2) It dissolves ... also read where it's more potent. The patent for Actiq expired and is now available in generic (Barr). It ... clear that Fentora is the company's way of replacing Actiq in terms of brand pricing. However, the company claims ... it's going to target different segments. Actiq is only approved for Cancer pain, but many Docs use...
    ... anything. I remember when there were no generics to Actiq , they had their own brand of buccal fentanyl lozenges...

  37. Help Please /Important ?? About Refill
    ... Mom and Pop Pharmacy where they order the generic Actiq and the Sandoz patches just for me! The pharmacist...
    ... Mom and Pop Pharmacy where they order the generic Actiq and the Sandoz patches just for me! That makes...
    ... Sandoz since available) since late 1996 and the 800 mcg Actiq (Barr generic since available) since 1998 from the...

  38. This is the best I've felt in 3 weeks!
    ... of pain. As you probably know, certain drugs (like Actiq ) are only approved for cancer pain, but many Docs ... scale of 1-10, regardless of it's source. If the Actiq works for a particular patient, it should be allowed...

  39. BT meds really at 10%-30% of LA meds for anyone?
    ... stronger....Probably either percs, liquid oxy, or Actiq . All would do the job. Plus, you don't need all...

  40. How fast is the Morphine Sulfate Immediate Release?
    ... who are opiod tolerant. (2) A lollipop such as Actiq which is fentanyl. A new drug recently hit the market...

  41. fentora 200 mg equals how much in oxycodone?
    ... opioid medication that is practically the same as Actiq (oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate)--except that...
    ... 200Mcg would be = 40 Mg of Oxy. Those on 200Mcq Actiq (fentanyl) are typically given between 40-50 Mg of ... made and marketed by Cephalon....The same maker of Actiq . Actiq's patent expired last year, thus, opening ... the healthy profit price margins they enjoyed via Actiq . Fentora is a 100% fentanyl lozenge while Actiq ... Fentora disolves (5-10 minutes) much quicker than Actiq (30 minutes), thus, hits your blood stream much quicker ... mushy and pretty much gone....No real in between. Actiq can be sucked on and then taken out of the mouth once...
    ... 200Mcg would be = 40 Mg of Oxy. Those on 200Mcq Actiq (fentanyl) are typically given between 40-50 Mg of...
    ... going to argue against the abuse potential of the Actiq lollipop, but for pete's sake, the 40mg of Oxy you ... same category! Just a flat out guess, but the Actiq pops are horrendously expensive, so I'm wondering...
    ... sometimes less. They have a blood plasma graph ( Actiq is the brand name) in their patient/Dr. literature...

  42. I am going to stick my neck out
    ... Sandoz patches, Roxane hydromorphone, and generic Actiq ). I use a Mom and Pop pharmacy, and my pharmacist...

  43. Advice for breakthrough pain medication.
    ... this right when there patent expired with the pops ( Actiq ). Nothing but a strategy to keep the price up. I ... like the pops best ( Actiq ) because you can titrate the med...meaning, once you...
    ... use Fentanyl 75 mcg every two days. For BT, I use Actiq 800 mcg AND Dilaudid (hydromorphone) 8 mg--both as ... needed, of course. The Actiq and Dilaudid work very well as BT pain medications...

  44. Please help with suggestions for a different pain med
    ... as highly used and expensive on the streets as the actiq pops, which can also kill people not used to a daily...

  45. Help needed! Dr. left!!!
    ... month and systematic withdrawal from the Duragesic, Actiq , and Dilaudid. I did NOT accept any of the medications...

  46. how can I get off Duragesic
    ... guilty feelings. And when I was using Duragesic and Actiq I did feel badly about the cost and the insurance...

  47. Morphine Question ??
    ... ydrocodone (Vicodin), methadone, fentanyl (Duragesic patch, Actiq , Fentora), etc. Buprenorphine and Stadol are partial...

  48. Kidney stones, medication
    ... michele1982, To answer your main question: YES... Actiq 's effective ingredient is fentanyl citrate. (Bluntly ... ) I will tell you what little I know about these Actiq . As others have indicated, they really are lacking ... 1600 mcg. They come in boxes of 30 lozenges each. Actiq used to be very, very expensive, but PLEASE BE AWARE ... Concerning the printing on the lozenge, only the word " Actiq " is absent on the generic. I'm pretty sure that's ... another post. Oh...it was explained to me that the Actiq is generally used as a break-through medication in ... like to point out that this is a generality--since Actiq boosts (for a short time) the level of fentanyl placed ... OK? We don't get very much discussion concerning Actiq ! Sincerely, Jon (Conductor)...

  49. Reducing meds
    ... also getting her regular meds, too (Duragesic and Actiq , at the time...now, Oxycontin & Actiq)". I actually...

  50. bullied by 3 Pain management doctors
    ... yeh right.. i just dont see a way out I cant get actiq or injections at home we are in the country and theres...

  51. Question for anybody taking Actiq
    ... continue using it until I feel "recovered". Concerning Actiq , you're right. There aren't too many of us who use ... already have fentanyl in my system from the patch. The Actiq adds an additional small amount of fentanyl to my...
    ... you can get from the dentist. This person said the Actiq damaged their teeth very badly (like $14,000 worth ... rinse to use after the teeth were fixed. I know the Actiq is LOADED with sugar and so far I haven't had any ... cavities. I've been on Actiq for almost 7 years now. Anyway, I'll have to ask...

  52. Patch Issue
    ... will always be there for me. When my patches and Actiq are coming due, I call them 3 or 4 days in advance...

  53. First Pain Management appointment... so awful.
    ... addition to quite a bit of fast acting oxycodone plus actiq lollipops, and that gave her enough relief just to...

  54. hydromorphone for BT pain
    ... fentanyl patch I use (Sandoz 75 mg) and for the generic Actiq I use [Barr Laboratories, I believe]) so everything...

  55. WE need a patient ADVOCATE do you agree ?
    ... mcg that I change every two days. As well, I use Actiq 800 mcg (2-3 per day) and Dilaudid 8 mg (up to 5 per ... fentanyl patch every 3 days. I was not allowed any Actiq or any Dilaudid. For BT pain, I was allowed 1 (one ... Going from the fentanyl patch 75 mcg every 2 days, Actiq 800 mcg (2 - 3 per day), and Dilaudid 8 mg (up to...
    ... it was a nightmare!! I was on Oxycontin 40mg bid & Actiq 800mcg 6/day prn (averaging 5/day). Anyway, the SOB...

  56. Do you know if we need a letter from Dr?...
    ... the TSA for my meds. The reason was because of the Actiq . Actiq is a lozenge on a stick and they saw the sticks ... Always carry them on with you. After they took out the Actiq and looked at the box, they were fine. The RX ... they had just never seen it before. Interesting, Actiq has been out for years and they said they have never...

  57. incident at a major international airport
    ... terrified! Anyway, what they saw were my boxes of Actiq . If you don't know, Actiq is a lozenge with a stick ... out. They went through ALL of my meds (Oxycontin, Actiq , b/p meds, heart rate meds, Xanax, and anti-dep meds...
    ... patches because they didn't notice them. Just the actiq because they are in those plastic individual packages...
    ... at THAT dose and quantity), next we have Xanax, and Actiq (what's that??? I'm like, it's for pain...how do...

  58. Mum Zonked out on drugs
    ... microgram) basis. The fentanyl lozenges (brand name Actiq ) are measured in micrograms, also! I still assume...

  59. Considering changing to patch from Avinza
    ... one 75mcg patch in just two years. I also used the Actiq (fentanyl) lolypop for BT pain which was also excellent...

  60. RSD - Finally starting Pain Management...
    ... of the fentanyl patch (75 mcg), the generic form of Actiq (fentanyl citrate lozenge 800 mcg), and Roxane's generic...

  61. Thinking of changing BT meds....suggestions?
    ... the Duragesic Patch (Sandoz generic version) and use Actiq and Dilaudid for BT pain relief. Oh...I also use...
    ... the Duragesic Patch (Sandoz generic version) and use Actiq and Dilaudid for BT pain relief. Oh...I also use...
    ... medications (like Duragesic or particularly short-acting Actiq ), Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is one of the most potent...

  62. continue Roxicodone but something much stronger at night - help
    ... May be as easy as just taking 2 instead of 1--The Actiq lollipops are not just for cancer, but I have never...
    ... The Actiq lollipops are excellent for breakthrough pain, but...

  63. Opana
    ... will find it beneficial. I'm back on Oxycontin and Actiq and this med combo works best for me. Take care!...
    ... will find it beneficial. I'm back on Oxycontin and Actiq and this med combo works best for me. Take care!...

  64. Ultram is a Narcotic
    ... alot of docs say it isn't. I'm on Oxycontin and Actiq at the present time (but I've been on every other...

  65. Managing pain with patches
    ... same dosage (75 mcg) since 1998 (or so). I also use Actiq 800 mcg, which contains the same active ingredient ... meds can be very expensive. Both the Duragesic and Actiq are available generically! Fentanyl is the most potent...
    ... same dosage (75 mcg) since 1998 (or so). I also use Actiq 800 mcg, which contains the same active ingredient ... meds can be very expensive. Both the Duragesic and Actiq are available generically! Fentanyl is the most potent...

  66. medicine advice...
    ... stick out in my mind right now. I'm on OxyContin and Actiq (Fentanyl) and I only have one kidney now, since the...

  67. generic oxycodone question
    ... who is battling a brain tumer and the doc precribed actiq for her among the other meds she takes and medicare...

  68. Just Started The 12 Mg.s Of Fentanyl Patch,not Impressed...ozzy You There?
    ... feel much relief until the 50 either. I'm also on Actiq for breakthrough....

  69. Some advice for a NewB!
    ... Well, Guess what, not any more. My questions, Would Actiq be better for my breakthrough pain? I've tried the...
    ... could try going up on the patch before trying the actiq pops. Usually increased pain is the fault of the long...
    ... Well, Guess what, not any more. My questions, Would Actiq be better for my breakthrough pain? I've tried the...

  70. fenoria[fentyol pill.]
    ... fentynl. I think alot more people are familiar with actiq (also fentynl) which is a lollipop that you put between ... can swallow it or wash it down the drain. While the actiq has sugar in it and is somewhat palatable, fentora ... alkaseltzer. It does enter your system faster than actiq , but it doesn't last very long either, about 90 minutes ... also do not think it controls the pain as well as the actiq does. It is stronger than the actiq so you can't take...

  71. Need Advise Please.
    ... tried a strong breakthru med for those times? Perhaps Actiq or Fentora or Dilaudid is something to ask your doctor...

  72. Patch Users~what Do You Use For Breakthru Pain?
    ... using Oxycodone for BT pain. I also was given 800mcg Actiq for the severe flareups that would sometimes occur ... to 50mcg and kept the Oxy for BT, but ditched the Actiq as I found that it would lose its effectiveness very ... needed. I would suggest though to stay away from the Actiq as it is extremely strong, doesn't last long, and...
    ... For BT pain, I have two things at my disposal: Actiq 800 mcg and Dilaudid 8 mg. Kitt has a valid point ... concerning the Actiq . It is very potent (notice that it is measured in ... builds VERY quickly! Without insurance, Brand Name Actiq is prohibitive at over $400 per box of 30!! I'm not ... can manage to do so. I've had great success with Actiq (generic, of course). Due to what Kitt is referring ... consider asking my doctor for a higher dosage of the Actiq . There is something about them that makes them easy ... probably ask and be allowed to use the maximum of 6 Actiq per day as needed. I guess I just wishfully think ... the pain. So...I understand the concept of adding Actiq to Duragesic (adding fentanyl to fentanyl). ***You...

  73. NEED ADVICE PLEASE! Switching or adding opiates!
    ... always questionable--this was prior to the start of my Actiq usage. I did my first UA, which came back looking...

  74. Pain Meds After Surgery, when Opiate Tolerant?
    ... the other 2 in the evening. He recently had added actiq for breakthrough. First time in 5 years. I had to ... Went to PM doc today and he now has cut out the actiq for breakthrough as the surgeon says he normally sends ... gonna be hurting. No more percoset and now no more actiq ...I pray this does not happen to you. Just make sure...

  75. Pharmacy Question about Oxycontin
    ... Dad's), Sandoz fentanyl patches, Dilaudid, generic Actiq , and MS Contin every month--along with all of our...


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