What is Oxygen Therapy?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Oxygen Concentrator

Oxygen therapy is used to treat emphysema, pneumonia, some heart disorders, and any disease that impairs the body's ability to take up and use gaseous oxygen.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
338 21
77 9
50 3
32 1
31 4
22 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Oxygen Therapy"

Severe
0
Moderate
4
Mild
4
None
48

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Oxygen Therapy)
Dosage Patients
2liter as needed 13
6 L/min all the time (24/7) 13
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 19
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 101
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 21
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 69
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 47
as needed 152
2 mL daily 19
2 L daily 25
Why Patients Stopped Taking Oxygen Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 20
Other 11
Not indicated 7
Doctor's advice 6
Expense 3
Personal research 3
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 44 patients who’ve stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration

Currently Taking Oxygen Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 15
1-3 months 37
3-6 months 59
6 months-1 year 141
1-2 years 29
2 years or more 68
Stopped Taking Oxygen Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 11
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 5
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 6
2 years or more 8
Adherence
Always
37 66%
Usually
12 21%
Sometimes
6 11%
Never
1 2%
Burden
Very
6 11%
Somewhat
10 18%
A little
27 48%
Not at all
13 23%
Cost
$200+
3 10%
$100-199
1 3%
$50-99
3 10%
$25-49
4 14%
< $25
18 62%
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6 patient evaluations for Oxygen Therapy

Wayne Lampe
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Wayne Lampe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Wayne Lampe's full Oxygen Therapy history

Dec 15, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia)

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth (xerostomia)

  • 0 helpful marks
jim0425
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jim0425
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
67 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See jim0425's full Oxygen Therapy history

Aug 9, 2011 (Started Jul 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pulmonary fibrosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: They increased Oxygen from 2-3 liter pulse flow to 4-5 liters continuous flow during exertion. The prescription change required changing to Liquid Oxygen. And that delivery system is worth the extra effort of filling tanks. Liquid O2 is more a convenient home delivery. They refill or swap out large cylinders when needed. Now instead of using my portable concentrator and their gas cylinders, I use 1 or 2 small units that each last 4.3 hours on 4 liters or 3.4 hours on 5 liters. I can order a 25 pound storage unit for my car if I need it. I will order it for my next delivery.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
arthurj
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arthurj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See arthurj's full Oxygen Therapy history

Dec 3, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Cluster headaches: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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