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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
According to…: … manufacturer, they are berry flavored. One blogger noted, however, that the medicine taste comes through rather quickly. If one has pain sufficient ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Actiq: Actiq is made with sugar. I have never tasted any of the actiq. Some patients tell me that it has a strawberry/raspberry taste. The sugar content may ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Abuse potential: Useful medication for pain patients who are tolerant to other more common opiates. Downsides include potential for chemical dependence, withdrawal sy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
According to…: … manufacturer, they are berry flavored. One blogger noted, however, that the medicine taste comes through rather quickly. If one has pain sufficient ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Sweet: They contain sugar & come in different colors and flavors depending on the manufacturer
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Bad medicine only…: If being abused by someone who doesn't need a potent pain medication. Actiq is approved for break-through pain in cancer patients who are already opia ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Varies: Actor is a narcotic lollipop. Everyone acts different to the same dosage. If you are too sedated, or sleepy, then your dosage is too high.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Stop if not needed: "doing actiq" suggests one is abusing it, but, like any opiate, the drug lends itself to that. Very potent, used for those with tolerance to other me ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
No & Maybe: Actiq shouldn't be used for non-cancer pain. Tolerance develops rapidly because of the rapid, intense effect. This results in the need for higher and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: Actiq is not the best breakthrough pain medication in my opinion. It is expensive and from my experience doesn't work better than less expensive oral ... Read More
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