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Actiq Respiratory Depression Side Effects

Actiq Respiratory Depression Side Effect Reports


The following Actiq Respiratory Depression side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Actiq or it might take time to develop.



Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Respiratory Depression

This Respiratory Depression side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 1-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Actiq (dosage: Once Buccal), which was started on Mar 18, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Actiq the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Respiratory Depression
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Actiq.
Apnoea, Respiratory Depression

This Respiratory Depression Actiq side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Jan 03, 2008. A Female , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Actiq. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Apnoea
  • Respiratory Depression
. Actiq dosage: 400 Ug Prn Sublingual. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Fentanyl (50 Ug Transdermal)
  • Pregabalin (225 Mg Qd)
  • Movicol /01053601/
  • Diclofenac
  • Paracetamol
  • Nifedipine
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Simvastatin
Bradypnoea, Incorrect Dose Administered, Respiratory Depression, Somnolence

This is a Actiq side effect report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from GERMANY, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: cancer pain, who was treated with Actiq (dosage:400-1200ug Buccal, start time: May 31, 2007), combined with:
  • Duragesic-100
  • Voltaren
  • Pregabaline
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Bradypnoea
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Actiq treatment in female patients suffering from cancer pain, resulting in Respiratory Depression.

Lethargy, Respiratory Depression, Somnolence, X-ray Abnormal

A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Actiq treatment (dosage: Buccal) on May 15, 2007. Soon after starting Actiq treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Lethargy
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Somnolence
  • X-ray Abnormal
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Actiq side effects, such as Respiratory Depression.
Bradypnoea, Respiratory Depression, Somnolence

A female patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Actiq on Jul 27, 2007. Patient felt the following Actiq side effects: bradypnoea, respiratory depression, somnolence Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Actiq dosage: 400-1200ug Buccal. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Duragesic-100
  • Voltaren
  • Pregabaline
The patient was hospitalized.
Agitation, Coma, Incorrect Dose Administered, Irritability, Lethargy, Pain, Respiratory Arrest, Respiratory Depression, Somnolence

This report suggests a potential Actiq Respiratory Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Actiq (dosage: 200 Ug Unk; Buccal) starting NS. Soon after starting Actiq the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Pain
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Somnolence
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Actiq demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Depression, may still occur.
Coma, Respiratory Depression

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Apr 27, 2007 by a male taking Actiq (dosage: Unk Buccal) . Location: UNITED STATES , 19 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Actiq side effects: coma, respiratory depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Chest Pain, Conduction Disorder, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Electrolyte Imbalance, Hypotension, Respiratory Depression, Tachycardia

This Respiratory Depression problem was reported by a health professional from . A 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On May 31, 2003 a consumer started treatment with Actiq (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Actiq, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Chest Pain
  • Conduction Disorder
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspnoea
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Tachycardia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Actiq Respiratory Depression Causes and Reviews


Respiratory failure happens when not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Your body's organs, such as your heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. Respiratory failure also can happen if your lungs can't remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from your blood. Too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your body's organs.

Diseases and conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. Examples include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and cystic fibrosis
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy and stroke
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Injuries from inhaling smoke or harmful fumes

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on whether the condition is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing) and how severe it is. It also depends on the underlying cause. You may receive oxygen therapy and other treatment to help you breathe.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Actiq Respiratory Depression Reviews

Fri, 20 Aug 2010
My mom, aged 77, just completed her 3rd ipi infusion Wed 8/18. It started in her lungs. Brain metastisis with removal of one tumor June 9, 2010. 4-5 small tumors still. She's not 100% mentally alert, but she tells us the pain from the tumors on her upper thign feel like blistering sunburn. She has not been eating lately, only drinking boost. Her oncologist is treating the pain on her legs wtih lidocaine patches and that seems to help. She also has a fentanyl patch on her arm and uses Actiq 'lollipops's for pain control.
DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

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