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Actiq (Fentanyl Oral Transmucosal) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients


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Below are Actiq (Fentanyl Oral Transmucosal) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Actiq has an overall score of 1. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 4. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.

Actiq review by 40 year old female patient

Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   chronic pain
Dosage & duration:   1200 mg x 8 a day taken 2 years for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   Interstitial Cystitis, Fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   Cymbalta, Oxycontin
Reported Results
Benefits:   Without question, Actiq is an extremely effective drug if you are in chronic severe pain and have no responsibilities. Actiq relaxes the body and the brain becomes numb and able to handle ongoing pain effectively. It is fast acting in the subcutaneous, "lollipop" form and within minutes you are comfortable. The flavor is also quite pleasant.
Side effects:   Actiq, when taken as directed, induces a feeling of numbness. and slurred speech is common. Thinking becomes confused and it is not unusual to fall asleep in mid-sentence. Actiq slows breathing and causes extreme tiredness. Actiq are highly addictive and it is literally impossible to stop taking them without a medical detoxification. Actiq delivered in subcutaneous form causes the teeth to rot after extended use of more than 6 months.
Comments:   Actiq should only be taken by individuals who are in severe, chronic pain where tolerance to the drug will not become problematic. It needs to be closely monitored and locked away out of reach of children or any adult who may have problems with addiction. My chronic pain condition was followed by a Pain Center at a reputable hospital. The use of opioids were used only after all other treatments for my condition had failed. Unfortunately, once Actiq was introduced to me, my medical problems worsened, although my pain was under control. I was unable to function responsibly, began dealing with symptoms of withdrawal whenever I didn't take it, which at times became worse than my actual pain and discomfort. I became more of a patient to my family and on a side note, at age 40 lost 4 molars due to the ingredients present in the "lollipops" I was taking. I had no choice but to be hospitalized for an inpatient medical detox in order to safely get this horrible drug out of my body. Fortunately my husband and I were fortunate enought to have the money to go through this detox program. I have no memory of 2 years of my life, thanks to an ignorant, negligent doctor and the drug, Actiq. Believe it or not, my painful conditions are now completely under control now, and I am able to care for my husband and children, and work! After my experience with Actiq I no longer believe in the use of pharmaceutical products as a whole, and owe my good health to diet, exercise and several natural supplements. I have never felt better in my life!

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