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 1,085 320
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 137 62
Pulmonary hypertension 118 50
Interstitial lung disease 72 33
Sleep apnea disorder 40 19

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  • 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
27
Mild
71
None
383

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 22
Dry mouth 11
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 10
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 6
Sore nose 4
Dry nasal passages 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxygen therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 52
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 39
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 29
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 24
2 L/min daily 9
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 8
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 7
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 5
20 % all the time (24/7) 4
2 L daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Oxygen therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 25
Other 22
Doctor's advice 14
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 4
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Oxygen therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 28
1 - 2 years 48
2 - 5 years 109
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Oxygen therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 310
Usually 104
Sometimes 53
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 44
Somewhat hard to take 130
A little hard to take 149
Not at all hard to take 159
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 13
$50-99 14
$25-49 28
< $25 175
Not specified 244

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
Pirfenidone (Esbriet) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxygen therapy and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Nintedanib (Ofev) 1
Sildenafil (Viagra) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
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9 patient evaluations for Oxygen therapy

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased diaphragm strength)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 2, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for decreased diaphragm strength)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 % Daily
Advice & Tips: Adding Oxygen enhances my breathing using the Bi-PAP
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Jul 10, 2017)

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 60 % All the time (24/7)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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