2 patient evaluations for Fentanyl patch taken for the purpose of 'pain in lower back'

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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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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: 25 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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