34 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch with a adherence rating of Always

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Sep 7, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation under patch)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mcg Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation under patch

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Jul 13, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation under patch)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: skin irritation under patch

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Feb 28, 2010 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neuromyelitis optica)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have been on this massive dose for over 6 years without any drowsiness, even at the start. After all this time, only recently I am having my pain return within 48 hours after each patch placement. Breakthrough medications and mediation is not helping any longer. Now considering implant pain pump as my doctors are very fearful of increasing my dosages. Excellent medication. Oh, if you been having issues with skin allergy to the patch, try changing the brand. The Mylan brand if less irritating than the Watson brand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 PATCH Daily
Advice & Tips: I agree with this treatment for certain people but feel it needs to be monitored closely by the individual prescribing it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cognitive impairment, hyperactivity, sleepiness

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked great for me for several years then appeared not to do the trick any longer. It did not work when I experienced a relapse.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cognitive impairment, hyperactivity, sleepiness

Sep 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, cognitive impairment, hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works well until I have a relapse. I do sometimes forget to write down which day I put a new patch on. I find many other physicians I see, who don't seem to understand fibromyalgia or believe in it, tend to frown on the use of this medication.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: cognitive impairment, hyperactivity, sleepiness

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Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, dry mouth, loss of energy, emotional withdrawal, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The patch would seem to fall off before the days were up and I would need more than what was given and couldn't get more so withdrawl was severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: withdrawal effects, loss of energy, emotional withdrawal, constipation, dry mouth, constipation

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, dry mouth, loss of energy, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: withdrawal effects, loss of energy, emotional withdrawal, constipation, dry mouth, constipation

  • 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

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

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

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

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