Oxygen therapy

About Oxygen therapy (Prescription Drug)

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.

Learn more about Oxygen therapy in our Oxygen therapy Community Report.

jim0425's Oxygen therapy History (Ongoing)
As needed Jul 10 - Nov 23, 2009
As needed Nov 23, 2009 - Jul 15, 2011
As needed Jul 15 - 26, 2011
As needed Jul 26, 2011 - Jan 21, 2012
6 L Daily Jan 21, 2012 - Last Update

jim0425's Oxygen therapy is for…

  • Pulmonary fibrosis

jim0425 has not reported any side effects for Oxygen therapy.


Aug 9, 2011

As needed
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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.
< $25 monthly