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Condition: Other
8/17/2014 1:31:16 AM

Reviewer: Lisa, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have to help my mom with the dispenser because her arthritic fingers have a hard time with dispenser. It helps with her pain. I brought up to her doctor about the duds as you call them. She said give her 1 and if it doesn't work giver a 2nd one in 30 minutes. It's in the patient information. My mom is fortunate that her doctor gives her extra for the same problem with no spray or less sp ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/2/2014 7:11:10 PM

Reviewer: Calamityjen, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm relieved to know I'm not crazy regarding each unit having different levels of medication in them. I call them "duds" when it's as if no medicine is released. My doctor doesn't believe me and he's never questioned anything I've said previously. I agree that it's really frustrating. Because I don't have cancer, but two other very painful and terminal dis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/2/2014 2:44:15 AM

Reviewer: Loraine, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I take this for breakthrough pain and also find the same issue as other users about the inconsistency in the spray unit. I had one with no medication in it at all and others with so little that I am unable to get a full dose. It's not just 1 or 2 in a box that don't have enough meds in it. It's probably 1 out of 5 that are bad and I only get 4 per day. I don't get enough dosages fo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
5/19/2014 2:19:37 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

Condition: Other
2/19/2013 10:24:18 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Having tried everything else I think for breakthrough pain (also using Opana/hydromorphone 160mg per day for long-term med), I hoped this would work better than Oxycodone or Dilaudid/hydromorphone, but it didn't for me. It worked less effective at the largest (800) dose size, when it had any effect at all on me. Everyone's different with side effects, but I had none, as is usually the case ... Show Full Comment

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