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 975 225
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 124 44
Pulmonary Hypertension 108 38
Interstitial Lung Disease 67 28
Pulmonary fibrosis 59 13
Sleep Apnea Disorder 41 14

Show all 86 reasons taken


  • Major
  • 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 19
Mild 45
None 288

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 15
Dry mouth 7
Nosebleeds 7
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 5
Sore nose 3
Burning sensation 2

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 90
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 78
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 57
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 40
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 15
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 12
2 L/min daily 9
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 7
6 L/min all the time (24/7) 7
2 L daily 5

See all 54 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 18
Doctor's advice 12
Did not seem to work 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 79 patients who’ve stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration

Currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 69
6 months - 1 year 79
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 97
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 236
Usually 66
Sometimes 41
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 37
Somewhat hard to take 91
A little hard to take 110
Not at all hard to take 115
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 11
$50-99 11
$25-49 20
< $25 122
Not specified 183

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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woofhound
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woofhound
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: All
Stickman: little
Description:M58y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:17y Dx
I am: n
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

  • 0 helpful marks
BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 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

  • 0 helpful marks
thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Oxygen Therapy history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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