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Xyrem Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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