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Is it possible to be on xyrem for insomnia. if so what are your results?

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Dr. Michelle King answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

No.: Xyrem is FDA approved for cataplexy and narcolepsy. It is not approved for insomnia. Please be re-evaluated by your psychiatrist or treating provider, with the idea that alternative, appropriate medications are available for insomnia.

Answered 6/29/2014

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Dr. Humberto Quintana answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: In recent years several new medications have been developed and approved specifically for treating the symptoms of narcolepsy. Xyren more recently has also gained approval for treating sleepiness in other disorders such as sleep apnea a & shift work sleep disorder. In most cases Xyrem is well tolerated and absent of side effects. The reported side effects can occur but the incidence is small. Most often side effects of incontinence, sleep walking and nausea will disappear with continued treatment. If side effects persist a patient may have to weigh the pros and cons of continued use. - See more at: http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/xyrem-some-questions-and-misperceptions/#sthash.eXykLIzA.dpuf

Answered 8/3/2014

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