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Brand name: Actiq

Actiq is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fentanyl. On this page you will find out more about Actiq, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: fentanyl

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Actiq 600 microgram lozenge on handle, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Actiq is indicated for the management of breakthrough cancer pain in patients with malignancies who are already receiving and are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance WHITE TO OFF-WHITE COMPRESSED DRUG MATRIX, ATTACHED TO A RADIO-OPAQUE HANDLE, MARKED WITH THE NAME AND DOSAGE STRENGTH
Dosage Form Lozenge with integral application
Route of administration Oromucosal
Medicine schedule
15 lozenges with integral applicator: Controlled Drug
3 lozenges with integral applicator: Controlled Drug
30 lozenges with integral applicator: Controlled Drug
6 lozenges with integral applicator: Controlled Drug
9 lozenges with integral applicator: Controlled Drug

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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