40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

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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 (Itching all over, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 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 (Loss of energy, Dry mouth, Dry eyes)
  • 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

Jan 11, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Adhesive reaction, Constipation)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Withdrawal effects, Emotional withdrawal)
  • 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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Apr 1, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: get to the nearest detox. Like NOVUS in Florida
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Drug dependence

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2009 (Started May 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rash or skin problems, Itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg Monthly
Advice & Tips: That several people I know have allergic reactions either due to the adhesive or filler. I have been on the patch since 2001 and just since my drug store changed manufacturers did I have this problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Itching, Rash or skin problems

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Sep 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 PATCH All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: MAY NOT STICK TO SKIN WELL.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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