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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Subsys SL.

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7 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-4 of 4
Condition: Breakthrough Cancer Pain in Opioid Tolerant Patient
7/1/2014 12:33:27 PM

Reviewer: mommyof2, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Fentanyl in general has been the best medication for me. I do have a problem with the consistency of the sprays.Sometimes it does not work properly and I can tell I am getting half or less of the actual dose. The plunger does not go down properly a good deal of the time...This is especially aggravating when you are in pain and need a full dose. It also is horrible because narcotics are extremely ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breakthrough Cancer Pain in Opioid Tolerant Patient
5/2/2014 7:52:10 PM

Reviewer: gigiworks, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I used fentenal citrate loz. It has a better effct on curing body brake throu Pain. But I am feeling it a little more in my head not my body with subsus. But it does cure the brake throu pain. It may be what I am used too. ???

Condition: Breakthrough Cancer Pain in Opioid Tolerant Patient
8/1/2013 11:48:50 PM

Reviewer: Just T, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication is The BEST for BTP that I have ever been able to use! I have also tried The buccal lozenges which are also excellent. I found that even if scissors are not available, the top of the packaging can be easily poked open with the push of my finger, and very little effort. I do take one package in my purse for breakthrough pain, and no scissors needed; just need to be sure to discard ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breakthrough Cancer Pain in Opioid Tolerant Patient
6/27/2013 11:11:05 PM

Reviewer: Puritan95, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Due to an accident of falling 12ft.from a church addict,causing severe migraines.DHE-IV Injections,a nerve stimulator surgery on my occipital nerves did NOT work after a year. Triptans only provided moderate relief and only demoral worked. I have tritrated up to 400mcg twice daily as needed has given me my life back. Insomnia is the one side effect.The two hardest side effects are heavy night swea ... Show Full Comment

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