40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Think it was the best treatment I had taken for fibro and took it for several years until they changed manufactures and I had allergic reactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (emotional withdrawal, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: please, this drug is unpredictable, very easy to overdose, sun simply hitting the patch will zap too much fentynal into the system, causing breathing to stop. my own experience. 8 months it took to come down from 200. YEAH
Side effects: emotional withdrawal, withdrawal effects

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Jan 11, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, adhesive reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This patch has really taken the edge off of my pain, although it hasnt completely taken it away. Make sure you stay on top of changing your patch as advised. And remember that each time you move up a dose you feel high, but just remember that your body will get used to it and you will go back to being you. I function just fine everyday.
Side effects: adhesive reaction, constipation

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