Actiq is the solid form of the opiate drug Fentanyl. It comes in a lollipop or lozenge form and is prescribed for individuals who are suffering from cancer pain or chronic pain. This prescription opiate drug is convenient and tasty. It comes in a berry flavor and even though it is tasty, it also is almost 100 times more potent than morphine. For this reason, it is distributed in small doses and is not permitted for pain management of headaches, back pains, etc.
A Very Addictive Prescription Drug
In some countries, this drug is illegal all together because it is too convenient and too dangerous to even use in the medical field. In America, it is used in the medical field and also sold through the illegal drug market. Teens as well as adults have been known to become addicted to Actiq because of its easy use and high potency.
When someone chooses to use it as recreational, they will soon suffer from serious side-effects to their mental and physical health.
Several common side-effects that are due to recreational use include:
- Respiratory depression
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Poor skin, hair and nails
- Excessive weight gain
- Immune system failure
- Mental depression
- Heart failure
- Mental distortion
Actiq is not a drug to use unless you have a severe medical condition and are prescribed the drug. Even the “knock off,” generic forms of Actiq that are sold illegally have the same negative effects that the brand Actiq has. Learning about the drugs that you are thinking of taking for chronic pain or even as recreational can ultimately save your life and if you have already fallen victim to the devastating addiction of Actiq call us immediately so we can help you enter into a treatment program that will focus on helping you recover from this dangerous addiction.