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 1,076 308
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 134 62
Pulmonary hypertension 118 51
Interstitial lung disease 71 33
Pulmonary fibrosis 71 24
Sleep apnea disorder 41 18

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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 26
Mild 66
None 373

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 22
Dry mouth 11
Nosebleeds 8
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 6
Sore nose 4
Burning sensation 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxygen therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 70
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 58
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 34
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 32
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 14
6 L/min all the time (24/7) 12
2 L/min daily 10
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 10
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 7
8 L/min all the time (24/7) 5

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Why patients stopped taking Oxygen therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 24
Other 22
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 5
Personal research 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 90 patients who've stopped taking Oxygen therapy

Duration

Currently taking Oxygen therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 49
6 months - 1 year 34
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 112
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Oxygen therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 303
Usually 97
Sometimes 53
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 43
Somewhat hard to take 123
A little hard to take 141
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
< $25 167
Not specified 236

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
Sildenafil (Viagra) 1
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 1
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10 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 30, 2016 (Started Aug 11, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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 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 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

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
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