How is Actiqsupplied?
Dosage Forms And Strengths Each dosage unit has white to off-white color and is a solid drug matrix on a handle. Each strength is marked on the individual solid drug matrix and the handle tag. ACTIQ is available in 200 mcg, 400 mcg, 600 mcg, 800 mcg, 1200 mcg and 1600 mcg strengths [see Storage and Handling]. Storage And Handling ACTIQ is supplied in individually sealed child-resistant blister packages. The amount of fentanyl contained in ACTIQ can be fatal to a child. Patients and their caregivers must be instructed to keep ACTIQ out of the reach of children [see BOXED WARNING -WARNING: Risk of Respiratory Depression, Medication Errors, Abuse Potential, WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS, and PATIENT INFORMATION]. Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F) with excursions permitted between 15° and 30°C (59° to 86°F) until ready to use. (See USP Controlled Room Temperature.) Protect ACTIQ from freezing and moisture. Do not use if the blister package has been opened. Disposal of ACTIQ Patients must be advised to dispose of any units remaining from a prescription as soon as they are no longer needed. While all units should be disposed of immediately after use, partially consumed units represent a special risk because they are no longer protected by the child resistant blister package, yet may contain enough medicine to be fatal to a child [see PATIENT INFORMATION]. A temporary storage bottle is provided as part of the ACTIQ Child Safety Kit [see PATIENT INFORMATION]. This container is to be used by patients or their caregivers in the event that a partially consumed unit cannot be disposed of promptly. Instructions for usage of this container are included in the Medication Guide. Patients and members of their household must be advised to dispose of any units remaining from a prescription as soon as they are no longer needed. Instructions are included in Patient Counseling Information (17.6) and in the Medication Guide. If additional assistance is required, call Cephalon, Inc., at 1800-896-5855. How Supplied ACTIQ is supplied in six dosage strengths. Each unit is individually wrapped in a child-resistant, protective blister package. These blister packages are packed 30 per shelf carton for use when patients have been titrated to the appropriate dose. Each dosage unit has a white to off-white color. Each individual solid drug matrix is marked with “ACTIQ” and the strength of the unit (“200” ,“400”, “600”, “800” ,“1200”, or “1600”). The dosage strength is also marked on the handle tag, the blister package and the carton. See blister package and carton for product information. Dosage Strength (fentanyl base) Carton/Blister Package Color NDC Number 200 mcg Gray NDC 63459-502-30 400 mcg Blue NDC 63459-504-30 600 mcg Orange NDC 63459-506-30 800 mcg Purple NDC 63459-508-30 1200 mcg Green NDC 63459-512-30 1600 mcg Burgundy NDC 63459-516-30 Note: Colors are a secondary aid in product identification. Please be sure to confirm the printed dosage before dispensing. Distributed by: Cephalon, Inc. Frazer, PA 19355. Revised December 2011 Last reviewed on RxList: 6/13/2012
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