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    Actiq Lozenge on a Handle

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Actiq Lozenge on a Handle to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL/RESP.DEPRESS. W/CHRONIC OR HIGH DOSE; SMALL TERATOGENIC RISK

    Nursing:

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

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-DO NOT USE in opioid intolerance. Life-threatening respiratory depression more likely to occur due to altered clearance. Use cautiously with respiratory disease, when initiating, titrating and giving with other respiratory depressants. 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: Administration restricted to opioid tolerant patients. Risk of severe respiratory depression.

    Severe Precaution: Not indicated in pediatrics age < 16 years. Potentially fatal if opiate naive.

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