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Provigil vs. Xyrem for Narcolepsy

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Provigil

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/ 48,436 posts
Other Names: Modafinil   Modalert   Alertec   Vigicer   Modasomil

Xyrem

Rx
/ 18,891 posts
Other Names: Sodium Oxybate
Rating: 5 out of 5
Based on 48,436 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 18,891 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Modafinil (Provigil, Alertec, Modavigil, Modalert, Modiodal, Modafinilo, Carim, Vigia) is an analeptic drug manufactured by Cephalon, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the t... Read more on Wikipedia
Xyrem (sodium oxybate) is a prescription medication manufactured by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cataplexy associated with narcolepsy and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Craig
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Xyrem
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Xyrem - Taken on 3 different occasions
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What patients are saying about Provigil vs. Xyrem

1,938 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
my Provigil right away, and now after 9 months on Xyrem, I...
Hi Bidwell, I was on 400mg Provigil for 2 years, then I asked my doc for Xyrem. Xyrem, although it has its ...me. I reduced my Provigil right away, and now after 9 months on Xyrem, I just don'...
tolerate Xyrem, I'm now going to start Provigil. My dr....
Starting Provigil Since I didn't tolerate Xyrem, I'm now going to start Provigil. My dr. gave me a 2 week sample supply of 200mg tabs and wants me to take 1/2 a pill every morning. Any advise? I...
Overall, Xyrem has helped some with...
...board: http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/message-boards/viewtopic.php?t=12129 Overall, Xyrem has helped some with my ...else, unfortunately I had to start provigil too (after taking Xyrem alo...
but still faling asleep. So now I am going to take Xyrem...
...ok for the first hour maybe after I woke up, but then went downhill after that. The Sleep doc then put me on provigil to help with that and it is helping some, but still faling asleep. So now I am...
is on Provigil and I am going to ask for Xyrem on our next...
...next visit as he always feels tired even if the Provigil keeps him awake. As to your next post concerning the lack of replies to help you. I think you will find that the majority of us on...
some one else discover the potential side effects of Xyrem....
...considered a \"natural\" substance insofar as it is manufactured by the body itself and is found in many foods.\" End Quote I have found that all my N symptoms (EDS, SP, C and HH) are significantl...
taking it. Before Xyrem I took Provigil and the difference...
...Xyrem. I am a huge advocate for it. It has been a miracle medication for me and I am so thankful for it. If you search some of my posts from last year I described a lot of the side effects I had, b...
if Im put back on provigil. I also have conserns about...
...4 one year and since then i have lost 43 lbs and the doc is considering taking me off of it. Ive got neck and back pain plus some more imbarrassing problem such as indigestion and gas. I have all 4...
tolerate Provigil. He is able to take Xyrem and is getting...
...now we are finding that after everything is said and done, we cant afford the medications. Neither of us can tolerate Provigil. He is able to take Xyrem and is getting it through NORD, but I have...
a stimulant during the day being anything from Provigil...
...usually a stimulant during the day being anything from Provigil to Adderall. There are some doctors that will prescribe Desoxyn, which is the legal form of \"meth\". Then there is the...
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