40 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch

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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

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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

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2013)

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

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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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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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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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Feb 10, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (emotional withdrawal, withdrawal effects)
  • 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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Jan 11, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, adhesive reaction)
  • 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

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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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