Actiq is about 70 to 100 times stronger than morphine and is a schedule 11 controlled substance that is used for breakthrough pain in cancer patients who had already taken opiates in the past. The actiq is a very powerful synthetic opioid that is very likely to be abused. Actiq is a solid version of Fentanyl and it comes in berry flavored lollipops but also can be by injection and transdermal patches. It comes in different doses. Some of the doses are 200mcg, 400mcg, 600mcg, 800mcg, 1200mcg,1600mcg. Actiq should only be prescribed to cancer patients but doctors are prescribing to a patient for other uses. Some of the other uses are arthritis, severe back pain, migraines, neuropathy and various injuries.
When the actiq is taken in the lollipop form it provides very quick relief for pain and about a ¼ is directly absorbed in the mouth. The other percent is absorbed gastrointestinal tract. Actiq is sold on the streets or traded because the drug makes you feel good and happy. Abusers want it so bad that they forge prescriptions and change to different pharmacies. Even if the person taking it is supposed to be taking it they still could become addicted they can build a tolerance for it and want more so it will relieve their pain. An overdose of it can cause shallow breathing, weak pulse, fainting and even death. Alcohol should not be consumed when taking it. If you are addicted you will find that detoxing can be very painful and also done under medical supervision.