Actiq, Fentora, and Onsolis are all forms of the drug fentanyl, designed to be delivered transmucosally. This means that the active drug is absorbed into the body from the tissue inside of the mouth. Fentanyl is a very potent synthetic narcotic painkiller, estimated to be 100 times stronger than morphine.
Actiq is a federally controlled substance (CII) because it is a strong opioid pain medicine that can be abused by people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs.
- You must stay under your doctor’s care while taking Actiq.
- Actiq must not be used for short-term pain from injuries and surgery.
- Prevent theft and misuse. Keep Actiq in a safe place to protect it from being stolen since it can be a target for people who abuse narcotic medicines or street drugs. Never give Actiq to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them and even cause death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.