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Provigil vs. Xyrem for Narcolepsy

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Provigil

Rx
/ 49,418 posts
Other Names: Modafinil   Modalert   Alertec   Vigicer   Modasomil

Xyrem

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/ 20,037 posts
Other Names: Sodium Oxybate
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 49,418 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 20,037 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 Maryanne
September 24, 2014
Maryanne wrote
Xyrem and high blood pressure.
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By quelex
August 1, 2014
quelex wrote
Modafinil and Ambien
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By kmphillipscats3
May 22, 2014
kmphillipscats3 wrote
Adderall vs Provigil vs Nuvigil
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By mk
April 16, 2014
mk wrote
provigil vs. adderall for ADD and bipolar
Provigil is long term sustaining so is Nuvigil. Nuvigil is designed with the purpose to increase short term, long term memory and increase awareness and increase concentration.
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
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By Craig
January 27, 2014
Craig wrote
Xyrem
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By August59
November 13, 2013
August59 wrote
Xyrem - Taken on 3 different occasions
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By shawn
November 12, 2013
shawn wrote
adderall XR, Vyvanse and Ritalin
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By 4yrs and counting
November 11, 2013
4yrs and counting wrote
please help
Methylphenidate has a lot of consequential issues. The side effects cause more side effects.
It is registered as an over stimulant. So I will wake you up, set off severe depression by suppression some much needed brain chemicals, then stir it all up so you can't sleep, then disorganizes your thinking and concentration. Talk to the manufacturer, they can explain it better than I can. But I did, and now I understand why with some people it wakes them up but makes them want to kill themselves. Not
kmphillipscats3  |  May 22, 2014
try Provigil
viki  |  February 28, 2014
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What patients are saying about Provigil vs. Xyrem

2,045 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Xyrem, although it has its complications, has been wonderful...
...was on 400mg Provigil for 2 years, ...doc for Xyrem. Xyrem, although it has its complications, has been wonderful for me. I reduced my Provigil right away, and now after 9 months on Xyrem, I jus...
have had negative side effects from xyrem, provigil, and...
...people have had negative side effects from xyrem, provigil, and ...effects. Provigil works pretty well for me,...
Provigil Since I didn't tolerate Xyrem, I'm now going to...
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...
dose of Xyrem because it was making me drowsy all day, and...
...doctor! My doctor rxd Xyrem at night and Provigil ...than usual dose of Xyrem because it was making me drowsy all day, and I ...to wake up if I stay on a schedule. The provigil is helping to...
price for xyrem is crazy! It just keeps going up! And It's...
...the price for xyrem is crazy! It just keeps going up! And ...didn't have good insurance I'd be in big trouble! The price needs to come way down, even provigil keeps getting more...
is my drug of choice. You can read plenty about it around...
Xyrem is my drug of choice. You can read plenty ...and the Narcolepsy forum. I was on Provigil for about 3 years and it helped, but I don't need ...that I'm on Xyrem. Xyrem gives me quality slee...
sick. Xyrem makes me feel like I'm going to puke! I...
...funny. Ritilan makes me feel sick and shaky. Dexedrine makes ...pulse rate go way up. Provigil makes my stomach hurt and feel sick. Xyrem makes me feel like I'm going to puke! I wish there...
hopeful starting Xyrem, (for me) it improves the quality of...
...take anything else, unfortunately I had to start provigil too (after taking Xyrem alone for 2 months). ...be hopeful starting Xyrem, (for me) it improves the quality of sleep tremendously. H...
fall asleep and .make my sleep deeper it helps alot..also...
...on mine..also I got Xyrem to fall asleep and .make my sleep deeper it helps alot..also got provigil from the Doc. it helps wake me up when I am having a tired day..get insurance if...
did on ambien and provigil combo. I've had no side effects...
...21 and have been on xyrem for a couple months now. I highly recommend giving it a ...far more alert on xyrem than I ever did on ambien and provigil combo. I've had no side effects at all, but ...
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