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Oxymizer ® Disposable Oxygen Conserver

Description

The Chad Oxymizer ® Disposable Oxygen Conserver offered by Drive Medical facilitates the delivery of continuous high-flow oxygen therapy. The Oxymizer can be used with compressed gas cylinders, concentrators, and liquid oxygen. The Oxymizer increases the proportion of oxygen flow during early inspiration while achieving saturation levels and providing a reduction in total oxygen delivered. This unique technology provides an up to 4:1 savings ratio; combating the waste and expense associated with continuous flow oxygen. This device is beneficial to patients who either have high liter flow settings or cannot currently tolerate standard conserving devices. The Oxymizer provides a comfortable alternative to an oxygen mask allowing patients to eat, drink, and talk comfortably. The Oxymizer is available in a mustache style or concealable pendant style.. Consult your physician for a flow rate to use with the Oxymizer. The Oxymizer should be replaced once every three weeks or as necessary.

Features

  • Can be used with pursed lip breathing
  • Compatible with compressed gas cylinders, concentrators and liquid oxygen
  • Delivers up to a 4:1 savings ratio
  • Disposable, does not require batteries
  • Facilitates the delivery of high-flow oxygen therapy in a homecare setting
  • Proven efficacy for use at rest, during sleep and during exercise
  • Provides a comfortable alternative to a mask, allowing patients to eat, drink and talk
  • Provides an alternative to continuous flow delivery for hard-to-saturate patients

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Customer Questions and Answers

I am on 6 LPM continuous oxygen right now. I am wondering if I can use my oxymizer with my porrtable oxygen concentrator which is NOT continuous but supplies oxygen by demand. The highest setting my portable concentrator offers is 5 LPM.

Asked by: Hawk
Thank you for your inquiry, no you can not. Thank you again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2017-12-20

How long can u use a oxygmiser before throwing away

Asked by: Vallis
Thank you for your inquiry, the Oxymizer Pendant device should be replaced every three weeks. Should you have any additional questions, please contact our customer support, toll-free (866) 694-5085 - 8:30 am - 8:00 pm (EST). Thank You again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2017-10-12

what is the highest liter flow that can be achieved using your product ?

Asked by: danm
Thank You for your inquiry, the highest liter flow would be from 1/4 - 1/2 of the amount prescribed with a non-oxygen-conserving cannula. Thank You again, Jazmin @ Drive.
Answered by: Jazmin G
Date published: 2018-01-09

How may I purchase your product?

Asked by: Kfjan
Thank you for your inquiry. Drive does not sell directly, please contact a local provider in your geographical area to determine the cost. To locate a provider, please use our provider network found here: http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/providers/index/ or you can use the ‘locate a provider’ button at the top of the page. Hope this helps, thank you again.
Answered by: kirks
Date published: 2017-09-03

Can the oxymizer be used with extension tubing to make it easier to get around??

Asked by: NWSt
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry, If on a regulator on a tank, We would recommend none, just directly connected. If used on a concentrator, up to 50 feet. Thank you again, Luis @ Drive Link http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/oxymizer-disposable-oxygen-conserver-302.html Item Oxymizer ® Disposable Oxygen Conserver
Answered by: Luis M
Date published: 2017-08-25

After reading the reviews I see where your product works very well, but, the nasal prongs and hose are very hard. Has this problem been corrected?

Asked by: KAPR
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. No changes have been made to the Oxymizer. Thank you again, Mayra @ Drive http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/oxymizer-disposable-oxygen-conserver-302.html Item #: P-224; Oxymizer ® Disposable Oxygen Conserver
Answered by: Mayra
Date published: 2017-07-10

What are the flow ranges available? 0.5 to 15?

Asked by: NVH1
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. The P-224 a or O-224 maximum 5 LPM for and equivalent 7.5 LPM flow or the F-224 maximum 16.5 LPM for and equivalent 20 LPM flow. Thank you again, Mayra @ Drive http://www.drivemedical.com/index.php/oxymizer-disposable-oxygen-conserver-302.html Item #: P-224; Oxymizer ® Disposable Oxygen Conserver
Answered by: Mayra
Date published: 2018-01-02

Reviews from users of your Oxymizers say the are stiff & uncomfortable. Why would they need to be stiffer than regular, soft comfortable cannulas we use daily? you are not trying to develop a more comfortable delivery system, why not?

Asked by: Denise NewFibrosis
I agree many users find the Oxymizer stiff and uncomfortable. Creating a softer cannula portion would make it more comfortable. Also, many patients have trouble with the size of the nasal prongs irritating the nares. Any possibility of making slightly smaller prongs?
Answered by: Bridgette
Date published: 2017-10-20
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Customer Reviews

Oxymizer® Disposable Oxygen Conserver is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pendant Nasal O2 Cannula I suffer from severe Pulmonary Fibrosis & require supplemental O2 X 24HRS/day. As a result of my illness, I required 10L/minute at rest & 15L/minute during activity via a standard nasal cannula. Yes, there are minor design problems with the nasal portion. However, I have found that using humidified oxygen, Arm & Hammer "Simply Saline Nasal Mist" and "Ayr Saline Nasal Gel" make the cannula far more tolerable. Furthermore, my oximetry confirms that I am able to tolerate a lower oxygen flow. The lower your oxygen, the lower the probability of developing "Oxygen Toxicity" (Google it).
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Idea, Poor Priduct I am in Ichsner Hospital being evaluated for lung transplant, and was put on the Optomizer in hopes of conserving oxygen and better delivery during exercise. At first glance, this is a very good idea, but in practice I found the hard cannula to be very uncomfortable, causing nasal irritation and painful sores inside my right nostril. No reason this oxygen conserver could not have been made softer like the canulas I normally wear. Good idea; Final product not so god.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oxymizer Pendant I found the hard Oxymizer Pendant cannula to be very uncomfortable, causing nasal irritation inside my nostrils. No reason this oxygen cannula could not be made softer like the soft cannulas I normally wear. Please discuss this with the people who manufacture it. Maybe the whole thing could be made softer? Thanks.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Highly Effective But Uncomfortable and Cumbersome As a constant flow oxygen patient, I find the Oxymizer extremely helpful in lowering the LPM that I require during routine exercise and activities. The drawback is the HARD plastic tubing and cannula which is very inflexible. In cold weather it's virtually impossible to use. Even the nostril portion is a very hard plastic. I would give 5 stars and highly recommend this product if there were not so many design flaws.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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