new fentanyl lozenge called Actiq
You'll see a new fentanyl lozenge called Actiq...for breakthrough cancer pain in patients on chronic opioids.
Actiq has a fast onset...some of the fentanyl is absorbed in the mouth. It starts working within 15 minutes.
Actiq is also very potent. It's only for patients who are tolerant to opioids...those taking at least 60 mg/day of morphine or 50 mcg/hr of transdermal fentanyl for at least a week.