11 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 9, 2016 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg Every other day
Advice & Tips: The patch from heb doesn't need the top patch.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 15, 2016 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 2, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: make sure to eat regularly, I also make sure to have a high fiber diet, to regulate the chronic constipation this medicine has caused. For me, one or two Fiber One bars is all I need or 1-2 Cara Cara oranges. We use another patch on top to hold it in place. it's from 3M. We then write the date & time we changed that patch to help with memory. They didn't have this, but I change my patch ever 48 hours. I use 15 in 1 month's time, costing 8.00. I also insist on the Mylan brand, it's smaller, takes off less skin when removed and fits perfectly under the patches I use on top (will edit later with a name of this patch)!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 4, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I've noticed with the fentanyl patch that I become accustomed to the dose rather quickly. I don't know whether it's my overall tolerance to narcotic pain relievers or what, but every time my doctor increases my patch dosage, the relief seems very short-lived; I'm talking within a couple weeks, it seems like it's no longer helping as it should.

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Jan 19, 2014 (Started Feb 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Write date you put the patch on on the patch.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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

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Oct 8, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started having an allergy to the adhesive and I quit taking the fentanyl because I need more options in pain relief and my doctor seemed really concerned about me being on the patch. I was still in so much pain on the patch. I asked my doctor to increase it in the past but she did not want to. Then I started developing the allergy. I was in so much pain the last month I was on the patch overall I determined that the box of patches I recieved was deffective. One bad thing was the patches kept coming off and you cannot put tape on top of it to stay on or the patch will be less effective.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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 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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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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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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