7 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Mar 30, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (low blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If you already have low blood pressure, be sure to monitor it while on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 25, 2013 (Started Jan 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting, chronic headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I will take anything that will ease my 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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Feb 24, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I don't think this is a treatment for people who are "Pleasently plump"! I feel it was not an enough dose and had to be upd but my doctor instead took me off of the patch and back on the Morphine. I have to wait a month til my dose of Morphine can be raised. Im sorry for the disappointment and I am sooo scared that I will not find anything that works.

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I started the patch 2/16/11 and take it every 72 hours but I have yet to feel any relief from it and suspect I have to go up a few doses.

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Nov 25, 2010 (Started Mar 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sciatic nerve pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to change patch. The effects start to reduce after 2 days so I used 2 x 50 patches and changed one every 36 hours. Very effective but the sticky residue can irritate the skin. Takes a while to get used to but well worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lack of motivation

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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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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
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