What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Actiq Lozenge On A Handle to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAIL; LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH SHORT TERM USE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-DO NOT USE in opioid intolerance. Life-threatening respiratory depression due to altered clearance. Use cautiously with respiratory disease, when initiating and titrating. Consider naloxone Rx. Neuro/Psych-Risk for confusion, delirium and falls. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents. Gastrointestinal-Increased rate of constipation in the elderly. Cardiovascular-Vasodilation may predispose to orthostatic hypotension.

Giving Actiq Lozenge On A Handle to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of severe respiratory depression. Restricted to opioid tolerant patient. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.
  • Severe Precaution: Not indicated in pediatrics age < 16 years. Potentially fatal if opiate naive. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.

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