What is actiq used for

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Avatar n tn It is being prescribed off label as Actiq was initially developed for cancer pain but there are so many other meds out there that are used off label. For example, neurontin is an anti-convulsant but it is more often prescribed for nerve pain. Prescribing actiq must be out of your doctors comfort zone. I would definitely discuss the immediate release form of Opana with your doctor.
655467 tn?1304959950 I do not care how much or what opiates one has to take,but Actiq is something that should have NEVER been approved by the FDA. You want to wind up like meth addict? Please Never touch that drug!!! Storm This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1017971'>fentanyln patch</a>.
Avatar f tn Actiq (Fenanyl) is a nasty opiate with pretty bad withdrawals. The problem with all of this is the fact that you're taking Oxycodone to detox off the Fentanyl...which doesn't truly let you go through traditional withdrawals. Nobody can tell you for sure whether you're through the worst because we have no idea where you are in the process. Is there any way you can go to a inpatient/outpatient detox/rehab? It's your best bet for a controlled detox and recovery.
Avatar f tn Hi I am really sorry for your sisters pain. Yes, the doctor is correct. Many many doctors prescribed actiq when they knew it was only meant for cancer patients. When it first came out Medicare paid for it, then around 2007 Medicare decided it would no longer pay unless the person had cancer, many insurance companies followed suit Now unless the doctor is a pain doctor they are not allowed to prescribe such high dose pain meds Can your sister ask for a fentanyl patch?
Avatar f tn I was a nurse for years. I have been on opana and actiq for a few years now. I have passed every test for 3 years on my bi-monthly urine screen. All of a sudden I am showing positive for oxycontin and I have NEVER taken this med. Now I know that actiq,opana,stadol,and oxycontin are synthentic oipioids. Now I have taken a blood test for oxycontin only to make sure this is negative and a true false positive because I do not take this pain med.
Avatar f tn However, the new doctor is not registered with TIRF REMS to be able to prescribe Actiq that I have been taking for 9 years. I am post stage 3 breast cancer, double mastectomy, peripheral neuropathy and lymphedema to name a few of my issues not to mention I have tried every opiod on the market and I'm also opiod tolerant. He stated that he is not willing to register and that I need to find a new Doctor who is.
Avatar f tn Dr. Santos- I have to respectfully support and "ditto" Executor's response. Ex is in no way trying to diagnose or recommend a specific medication for the OP. jb323 clearly stated what medication has been prescribed & used for 6 years. The issue here is that his/her insurance has decided not to cover the medication and now is left to either try and pay for it out of pocket, or find another form of treatment.
Avatar f tn this is known as off labeling...where a drug is intended for one purpose but used for another....in this case insomnia......
Avatar m tn I was put on fentanyl patches round the clock and Actiq for breakthrough pain. At the time my insurance company covered it. Shortly before an unrelated insurance company change I received notification that the medication would not be covered anymore. We changed companies and the new company did not cover it either. I am in the appeal process at this time. I just received a denial for the first appeal.
Avatar f tn Hi have done a taper programme for Actiq now down to 4 a day but bad cravings and withdrawal daily so I am going to stop them now. Has anyone been through this already and got any ideas for me to follow to make it easier. Its the craving that are the worst. Once I've done this the patch is next any ideas there too please?
Avatar f tn Thank you for your response. I'm a little better today, and also I'am not under any medical supervision, cause my doctor didn't prescribe me fentanyl for the last 5 months, so he is not awared what I was doing.Now I have only two pills of tramadol remaining, and don't know how i'm gonna handle the future situation. Don't you know by any chance does Withdrawal Ease supplement work?
Avatar f tn Hi I have stopped actiq/abstral now day 17 and tapered a 50 patch down to 12mcg/hr and will not replace patch after 3 days. Any suggestions on how to cope. Withdrawals not too bad so far but still have cravings.
Avatar f tn Can I go cold turkey? What is the best way to do this? If I go cold turkey, what kind of side effects can I expect? I do work full time. Am not addicted to these, just want to live without pain meds. Is the pain still there, absolutey. What will I do, haven't gotten there yet. Just know, this is not the life I want any longer. Note: Actiq and I have only known each other less than 2 years. I don't want to know it come Jan. 2011, which will be 2 years. Pls. help. Note.
Avatar f tn Hi coming off Actiq and down to 4/ day and decided to stop. Patch to go next, but I will wait a little to see how I go My biggest problem is getting out my bed due to severe lethargy. I am taking vitamin and mineral supplements has anyone any other ideas I may benefit from. I just want my life back. I know I'll be restricted due to all my ill health problems resulting from cancer therapies, I just want more ooph, energy and motivation. Any suggestions please.
Avatar m tn You have to just spread out the time in between that you take them. I was also on the Fentanyl patch and was using the Actiq for breakthru pain. Is the Actiq the only thing you are taking? If it is you can ask your doc to switch you to the patch. Then they can go down on the MCG. (amount) on the patch to wean down. The doc cannot make you stay on your meds. That is ludicrous. I do understand them saying you still need the meds right now since you are still having surgeries.