40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

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Feb 1, 2013 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (knots in muscles)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Where I placed the patch,I would get huge knots...as if my nerves just bundled there.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2012 (Started Sep 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I use one every 72 hours.Sometimes I have to take a Vicodin on top of that,just to get some pain relief.It helped more when I used a different brand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, loss of energy, adhesive reaction)
  • 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 (constipation, sexual dysfunction, dry mouth, loss of energy, adhesive reaction)
  • 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

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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

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

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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 leg(s))
  • 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

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

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime tiredness, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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

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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: 12 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)

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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: 25 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

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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

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