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
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Perceived effectiveness

  • 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 17
Mild 28
None 199

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxygen Therapy

Side effect Patients
Dry nose 15
Nosebleeds 6
Dry mouth 5
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 5
Sore nose 3
Burning sensation 2

Show all 44 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Dosage Patients
as needed 96
2 L/min all the time (24/7) 84
3 L/min all the time (24/7) 66
4 L/min all the time (24/7) 39
5 L/min all the time (24/7) 17
1 L/min all the time (24/7) 12
2Liter(s)perminute as needed 10
2 L/min daily 8
15Liter(s)perminute as needed 6
2 L daily 5

See all 51 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 22
Other 17
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 76 patients who’ve stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration

Currently taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 29
3-6 months 94
6 months-1 year 63
1-2 years 88
2 years or more 131

Stopped taking Oxygen Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 17
1-3 months 7
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 18
2 years or more 14

Adherence


Always
Patients
166
68%
Usually
Patients
47
19%
Sometimes
Patients
24
10%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
8
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
28
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
63
26%
A little hard to take
Patients
80
33%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
74
30%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
2%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
9
4%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
7
3%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
18
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
79
32%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
127
52%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxygen Therapy after stopping:

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

Show all 10 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: 2 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

  • 0 helpful marks
Wayne Lampe
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Wayne Lampe
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Wayne Lampe's full Oxygen Therapy history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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