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Doctor insights on: Xyrem Side Effects

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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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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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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 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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Are xyrem and celexa (citalopram) safe to take together?

Are xyrem and celexa (citalopram) safe to take together?

Celexa/Xyrem: Some added sedation & drowsiness. Consult your doctor who is familiar with the dosages of each medication. ...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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What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

Honey-based: Another choice would be to use one of the honey-based cough medications. A recent study indicated that honey was as effective as many other cough preparations. Because xyrem may cause some respiratory depression, honey-based products should not contribute to any potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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Does the med, xyrem release histamine ? What do you suggest for mast cell disease ?

Does the med,  xyrem release histamine ? What do you suggest for mast cell disease ?

See below: It is not known exactly how sodium oxybate (xyrem) works, but it is theorized that it works via agonizing the gaba receptor (promoting sedation among other effects). It is not thought to work on histamine. It is recommended that you consult your pcp to evaluate for possible mast cell diseases, if it is concerning you based on symptoms. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Starting xyrem for narcolepsy and have pain mgt referral. Read it helps chronic pain. Should i cancel pm refer? Don't want to end up addict to narcs.

Starting xyrem for narcolepsy and have pain  mgt referral. Read it helps chronic pain. Should i cancel pm refer? Don't want to end up addict to narcs.

Cancel appt : Your problem is the meds you are already taking and to add more of the same is pure insanity. The reuptake inhibitors (wellbutrin (bupropion) etc are decreasing you serotonin and wiping you out., you need to rebalance your neurotransmitters and you will find an incredible difference. Vist www.Neurosciencemyths.Com and read about these drugs and find a doctor to help you get better without drugs. ...Read more

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I have successfully treated narcolepsy (take provigil, xyrem). About a year ago, i suddenly developed severe chronic insomnia. What could cause this?

Insomnia: Check the time and amount of Provigil that you take identify other stressors try Ambien (zolpidem) short term or increase xyrem also cbti has good results. ...Read more

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I was reading that THC is not a CNS depressant. Is there any research on taking some sort of THC for anxiety while taking xyrem at night?

I was reading that THC is not a CNS   depressant. Is there any research on taking some sort of THC for anxiety while taking xyrem at night?

THC: THC is a CNS depressant regardless of what you have read. The combination with Xyrem may be fatal due to increased CNS and respiratory depression THC can also cause increased anxiety ...Read more

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Since starting xyrem my teeth are in an incredible amount of pain! any idea if it's the sodium or unrelated? Air even hurts them- what do I do?!

Since starting xyrem my teeth are in an incredible amount of pain! any idea if it's the sodium or unrelated? Air even hurts them- what do I do?!

Unrelated: Unless you are also clenching or grinding your teeth unconsciously during the day or at night when you would not be aware of such a habit. I know of no reason to directly attribute your tooth pain to taking xyrem. I would see your own dentist for a complete and thorough dental exam. ...Read more