5 patient evaluations for Buprenorphine patch

Feb 8, 2010 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation, allergic contact dermatitis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Because of the skin irritation I can only cope with the patch for a maximum 4-5 days rather than the normal weekly regime. Applying Novasone Cream to the underside of the patch itself before application significantly reduces the skin irritation. Pain relief is significantly greater than when I was taking 500-600mg Tramadol SR daily and excepting the skin irritation the side effects effects are very minimal if at all. The benefit of not having to take tablets every few hours has made my life much more manageable.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation, allergic contact dermatitis

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Sep 9, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood swings, dizziness, itchy under adhesive, lethargic in the the morning, lightheadedness from upper back into head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i was on these patches for a month and before i went on them i was having a lot of trouble getting to sleep at nite and i wasn't getting to sleep till 5am most nights. but since being on the patch, i am sleeping extremely well but still waking up tired. i am not getting up much before lunchtime since i have been on the patch and by 4pm i am falling asleep on the sofa and then in bed at 11pm most nights so i sleeping usually about 12 hours at nite and a couple of hours during the day. it did help a lot with the pains in my hips but not with breakthrough pain, unfortunately the patches made me itch a lot and the last week it was unbearable and i was drawing blood on the scratches i just couldn't stop itching. it was like itching powder so i had to just take it off just to get the relief from the itching.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lightheadedness from upper back into head, dizziness, lethargic in the the morning, itchy under adhesive, mood swings

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, dizziness, itchy under adhesive, lethargic in the the morning, lightheadedness from upper back into head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: it helps me sleep at nite
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lightheadedness from upper back into head, dizziness, lethargic in the the morning, itchy under adhesive, mood swings

Aug 21, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings, dizziness, itchy under adhesive, lethargic in the the morning, lightheadedness from upper back into head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: helped me sleep at nite too.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lightheadedness from upper back into head, dizziness, lethargic in the the morning, itchy under adhesive, mood swings

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, itchy under adhesive, lightheadedness from upper back into head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 PATCH Daily
Advice & Tips: has helped with my sleep problems which i wasn't expecting
Side effects: lightheadedness from upper back into head, dizziness, lethargic in the the morning, itchy under adhesive, mood swings

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 PATCH Daily
Side effects: lightheadedness from upper back into head, dizziness, lethargic in the the morning, itchy under adhesive, mood swings

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Jan 31, 2011 (Started Nov 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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