40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

244 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Mar 23, 2011 (Started Jan 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: I set a reminder on my cell phone so I don't forget to change my patch every 72 hours. The downside to taking this medication, besides the side effects, is sticky residue that is left over after removing one patch. Sometimes it causes itchiness and sometimes it is hard to remove the residue.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2011 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i'm still in the process of working up to a comfortable dosage as of yet. the 25mg is, so far, an improvement from the 12mg. i am fairly functional with it, and not too groggy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 4, 2011 (Started May 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I wish I could have stayed on Fentanyl, but I developed a bad rash. I don't know if I'm allergic to Fentanyl or just the sticky stuff on the back. Write to Fentanyl makes and tell them to find a way to make the patch stick to your body. I had to replace the patch constantly due to lack of efficacy to stick to skin. I also used Transderm tape (recommended by doctor) and it wouldn't adhere properly to the skin.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Rashes (redness, swelling)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Withdrawal effects, Daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great treatment but it takes over your life. I need to get off it now as I am a little better after surgery.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Daytime tiredness, Withdrawal effects

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Sep 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for plantar fasciitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Chest pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for meralgia paresthetica)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Abdominal pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: PAin in the butt getting it ti stick
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 25, 2010 (Started Feb 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Skin irritation under patch)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Helps me sleep much better.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Skin irritation under patch

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 20, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was shocked something finally got rid of all my pain, once upped to the 50mg patch; however, I was already really sick to my stomach on the 25mg patch and when the dr upped it I couldn't stop vomiting...literally. & trust me i tried hard to tolerate it because it was the first time I hadnt been in pain for as long as I could remember, but I couldnt go to work cause i threw up at work, in the car, at home...I had to quit taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Jan 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects worse than the pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2013 (Started Jan 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea and vomiting, Chronic headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I will take anything that will ease my pain....
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Adhesive reaction, Loss of energy, Dry mouth, Sexual dysfunction, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: due to a skin allergy and several side effects i stopped the patch and started a new medication
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Adhesive reaction, Dry mouth, Sexual dysfunction, Loss of energy, Constipation

May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Adhesive reaction, Loss of energy, Dry mouth, Sexual dysfunction, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: definately the adhesive sensetivity.
Side effects: Adhesive reaction, Dry mouth, Sexual dysfunction, Loss of energy, Constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch