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“What kind of side effects can my child experience with XYREM?”

XYREM demonstrated a similar safety profile in children and adolescents as previously observed in adults.1

In a placebo-controlled, randomized-withdrawal XYREM clinical study of patients aged 7 to 17 years with narcolepsy...

  • The most common adverse reactions (≥5%) were1:
    • Nausea (20%)
    • Enuresis (19%)
    • Vomiting (18%)
    • Headache (17%)
    • Weight decreased (13%)
    • Decreased appetite (9%)
    • Dizziness (8%)
    • Sleepwalking (6%)
  • The majority of events were mild or moderate in severity.1
  • The incidence of adverse reactions was higher in pediatric patients who were XYREM-naïve at study entry compared with patients who were receiving XYREM prior to study entry.2,3
  • Seven of 104 patients (6.7%) discontinued because of adverse events, which included1:
    • Tactile hallucination
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Weight decreased
    • Sleep apnea syndrome
    • Affect lability
    • Anger, anxiety, depression
    • Headache

The safety and effectiveness of XYREM in pediatric patients less than 7 years old have not been established in clinical trials.1