Provigil vs Xyrem

Provigil
(Rx)
Xyrem
(Rx)
Provigil is a nervous system medication.
Xyrem is a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Narcolepsy
3.5
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Narcolepsy
4.5
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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December 24, 1998
July 17, 2002
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
60,487 Discussions
24,657 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Tiredness
#2 for Narcolepsy
#3 for Depression
#4 for Drowsiness
#5 for ADD
#6 for ADHD
#7 for Sleep Apnea
#8 for Fibromyalgia
#9 for CFS
Our data suggest that Provigil is taken for Tiredness, although it is not approved for this condition. It is prescribed for Narcolepsy. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take Provigil for Depression, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Narcolepsy
#2 for Cataplexy
#3 for Insomnia
#4 for Fibromyalgia
Xyrem is prescribed for Narcolepsy and Cataplexy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Insomnia and Fibromyalgia, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pro
Headaches
7
Jitteriness
3
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Weight Loss
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Irritability
2
Dizziness
2
Migraines
2
Restlessness
2
Xyr
Anxiety
9
Depression
9
Nausea
5
Drowsiness
4
Weight Loss
4
Headaches
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Addiction
3
Apnea
3
Weight Gain
3
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Provigil
Pro
Xyrem
Xyr
Headaches
Pro
Xyr
7
4
Jitteriness
Pro
Xyr
3
0
Weight Gain
Pro
Xyr
3
3
Nausea
Pro
Xyr
3
5
Weight Loss
Pro
Xyr
3
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Xyr
3
4
Irritability
Pro
Xyr
2
0
Dizziness
Pro
Xyr
2
0
Migraines
Pro
Xyr
2
0
Restlessness
Pro
Xyr
2
0
Anxiety
Xyr
Pro
9
0
Depression
Xyr
Pro
9
0
Nausea
Xyr
Pro
5
3
Drowsiness
Xyr
Pro
4
0
Weight Loss
Xyr
Pro
4
3
Headaches
Xyr
Pro
4
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
Xyr
Pro
4
3
Addiction
Xyr
Pro
3
0
Apnea
Xyr
Pro
3
0
Weight Gain
Xyr
Pro
3
3
Pregnancy Category (FDA)
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C Category C
Before taking Provigil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Xyrem during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alchohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Provigil and alcohol.
Alcohol may increase risk of profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma and death.
Method of use
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Pill
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol while on sodium oxubate as it may increase the risk of profound sedation and respiratory depression.
Ingredients
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Modafinil
Sodium Oxybate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Provigil and Xyrem: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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