What is Oxygen Therapy?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Homozon Oxygen Therapy

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Oxygen therapy is used to treat emphysema, pneumonia, some heart disorders, and any disease that impairs the body's ability to take up and use gaseous oxygen.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis 999 240
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 124 48
Pulmonary Hypertension 109 40
Interstitial Lung Disease 69 29
Pulmonary fibrosis 60 13
Sleep Apnea Disorder 41 15

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 21
Mild 46
None 307

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 16
Dry mouth 8
Nosebleeds 7
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 5
Sore nose 3
Burning sensation 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 71
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 59
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 38
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 36
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 16
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 14
2 L/min daily 9
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 8
6 L/min all the time (24/7) 8
7 L/min all the time (24/7) 7

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Why patients stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 20
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 45
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 84
2 - 5 years 91
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 250
Usually 71
Sometimes 44
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 39
Somewhat hard to take 96
A little hard to take 115
Not at all hard to take 125
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 13
$50-99 11
$25-49 22
< $25 130
Not specified 193

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxygen Therapy after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 3
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 3
Azathioprine (Imuran) 2
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 2
Prednisone (Deltasone) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxygen Therapy and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1
Sildenafil (Viagra) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Oxygen Therapy

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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Oxygen Therapy history

Sep 30, 2016 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 L/min All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: lately I've been able to decrease my use of oxygen to occasional.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 25, 2016 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 L/min All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: no problems to report!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2014 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 L/min All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Using the oxygen tanks (when I'm mobile) has eliminated all incidences of passing out. Without the tanks, my oxygen levels sometimes drops to a low of 60, without passing out. This is a major improvement, because two years ago I as passing out whenever my level fell to 85%.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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woofhound
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woofhound
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:M58y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:17y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See woofhound's full Oxygen Therapy history

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Aug 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep Apnea Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

See BobRolloff's full Oxygen Therapy history

Jun 8, 2016 (Started Oct 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep Apnea Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Emphysema)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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