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What are the side effects of xyrem?

What are the side effects of xyrem?

Xyrem: Common side effects are; headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, pain, sleepiness, pharyngitis, infection, flu symptoms, confusion, to name a few. More serious reactions would include; respiratory depression, CNS depression, abuse potential, psychosis, hallucinations, to name a few. ...Read more

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Is the medication xyrem available in australia?

Yes.: This is a regulated or controlled substance, but it is available by prescription in australia. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone and xyrem a safe combo?

Is Suboxone and xyrem a safe combo?

Not safe: Xyrem (sodium oxybate) is a prescription medication for narcolepsy. It can cause drowsiness, confusion, depression, and other nervous system or mental effects. Using it together with suboxone(buprenorphine) can increase these effects. ...Read more

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Can I use xyrem for my chronic insomnia?

Can I use xyrem for my chronic insomnia?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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If, after taking xyrem for months, a patient tends to get the "munchies" & feel the urge to pace, should the dose likely be increased or decreased?

If, after taking xyrem for months, a patient tends to get the "munchies" & feel the urge to pace, should the dose likely be increased or decreased?

Xyrem and "munchies": If you increase the dose furhter you would have more side efeects, so be cautious. Best person to talk to is your doctor as he/she knows you best. ...Read more

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Would like to buy xyrem ?

Prescription: Xyrem is a prescription medication; you will need to have a doctor evaluate you to see if it is indicated, then he can write for it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xyrem and Suboxone together?

Yes: Both need to be taken as instructed and not casually. The sedation would be compounded from the two at night. ...Read more

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