17 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch with a burden rating of Not at all hard to take

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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: 200 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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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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Jun 13, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (itching, rash or skin problems)
  • 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

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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

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Mar 11, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Think it was the best treatment I had taken for fibro and took it for several years until they changed manufactures and I had allergic reactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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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

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