40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

Apr 25, 2012 (Started Jun 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (spinning dizziness (vertigo), sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: patch does not adhere to my skin. I have to try not to cover the patch, but I do have to use band-aids to keep it on.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 27, 2011 (Started Jun 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (spinning dizziness (vertigo), sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Since I already have trouble with urinary function, this medication has added to the difficulty in voiding or gives the sensation of urgency. I have found that it is difficult to keep the patch to stay on especially in the hot and humid weather. I have to tape it on.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 26, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for deep leg pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have side effects to most narcotics. i did not like watching the clock and worrying about when it was time for my meds. caring pills around. with the patch i change it every 3 days. i alternate on my arms but get to itchy to place it the other recommended spots. change it and forget it, then take Vicodin once or twice a day for breakthrough. i gets alittle hot and sweaty but i use a trans dermal bandage/see though. a box is about $10s for month and really keeps them stuck i have bad reactions to most pain meds like percocet and Oxycontin and i did not like having to watch the clock and carry meds around with me so i could take it ever 4 hours. i really like being able to put on patch on my arm (alternating) every three days and forget about it. only taking Vicodin for breakthrough. i am very pleased with it
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 30, 2008 (Started May 15, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry mouth, loss of energy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Daily
Side effects: dry eyes, loss of energy, dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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