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I heard actiq is bad medication.Is that true?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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 opiate-tolerant. Estimated to be between 80-100 times stronger than morphine . Unfortunately it is growing in popularity as a "street drug". Can lead to addiction, cause severe constipation & respiratory depression, especially if combined with alcohol +.

In brief: 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 opiate-tolerant. Estimated to be between 80-100 times stronger than morphine . Unfortunately it is growing in popularity as a "street drug". Can lead to addiction, cause severe constipation & respiratory depression, especially if combined with alcohol +.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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