10 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch with a side effects rating of Severe

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Sep 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for optic neuritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: Constipation is SEVERE!! Make sure precautions are taken when using this drug.

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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

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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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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

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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

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Sep 20, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was shocked something finally got rid of all my pain, once upped to the 50mg patch; however, I was already really sick to my stomach on the 25mg patch and when the dr upped it I couldn't stop vomiting...literally. & trust me i tried hard to tolerate it because it was the first time I hadnt been in pain for as long as I could remember, but I couldnt go to work cause i threw up at work, in the car, at home...I had to quit taking it.
Cost: < $25 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 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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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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