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 966 218
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 124 44
Pulmonary Hypertension 107 37
Interstitial Lung Disease 65 25
Pulmonary fibrosis 59 13
Sleep Apnea Disorder 41 13

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 19
Mild 41
None 282

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 15
Nosebleeds 7
Dry mouth 5
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 96
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 83
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 61
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 39
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 17
2 L/min daily 11
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 11
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 9
6 L/min all the time (24/7) 6
2 L daily 5

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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 80 patients who’ve stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration

Currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 18
3-6 months 74
6 months-1 year 78
1-2 years 90
2 years or more 140

Stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 17
1-3 months 7
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 19
2 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 227
Usually 66
Sometimes 40
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 36
Somewhat hard to take 90
A little hard to take 108
Not at all hard to take 109
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 10
$50-99 11
$25-49 19
< $25 120
Not specified 177

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 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxygen Therapy and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1
Sildenafil (Viagra) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
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8 patient evaluations for Oxygen Therapy

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
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

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Wayne Lampe
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Wayne Lampe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Dec 15, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep Apnea Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep Apnea Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth

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