A 35-year-old male asked:
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can i use xyrem for my chronic insomnia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Xyrem: For short-term use & as prescribed by your doc.
Answered on Nov 1, 2012
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
27 years experience Sleep Medicine
I wouldn't recommend: Very little evidence exists supporting xyrem for pure insomnia. The potential side effects can be significant. It is only approved for use in narcolepsy and without an approved indication could cost you over $5, 000 each month.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
49 years experience Psychiatry
No: Xyrem is approved for excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012

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