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“How have actual patients and caregivers experienced treatment with XYREM?”

Explore these stories of actual XYREM patients
from presentation to diagnosis and treatment.

Ben

Ben, Pediatric Patient, and His Mom Shari

Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 (narcolepsy with cataplexy).

14 years old

“So I start laughing, and he looks back over at me. I’m just lying—I had fallen to the ground.”
ben’s story

Patient stories are based on actual patient experiences.

Xyrem patient story - john, narcolepsy type 1

John

Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 (narcolepsy with cataplexy).

62 years old | Private investigator
Effective XYREM dosage: 7.5 g per night

My facial muscles would just drop, and my shoulders would kind of slope. And for years I couldn’t smile.
john’s story

Patient stories are based on actual patient experiences.

Xyrem patient story - mary, narcolepsy type 1

Mary

Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 (narcolepsy with cataplexy).

34 years old | Office manager
Effective XYREM dosage: 9 g per night

It isn’t just…being tired in the mid-afternoon or being tired at the end of a long day. It’s being tired all the time.
MARY’s story

Patient stories are based on actual patient experiences.

Xyrem patient story - susan, narcolepsy type 2

Susan

Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 2 (narcolepsy without cataplexy).

59 years old | Speech therapist
Effective XYREM dosage: 6 g per night

I’ve always had this problem with falling asleep and sleepiness. But I generally just thought it was just because I was tired. Having 4 children, you’re always on the go so you’re always tired, so I attributed it to that.
Susan’s story

Patient stories are based on actual patient experiences.

Xyrem patient story - lori, narcolepsy type 1

Lori

Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 (narcolepsy with cataplexy, based on DSM-5* criteria).

42 years old | Public housing manager
Effective XYREM dosage: 7.5 g per night

When I am stressed or I become startled or frightened, I feel like I can’t get the right words to come out…I can think of the words in my head, but I just can’t get them to come out right.
Lori’s story

*DSM-5 = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed.

Patient stories are based on actual patient experiences.

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Find out about how to start adult patients on XYREM.

DOSING & TITRATING XYREM FOR ADULTS
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Find out about counseling adult patients on how to take XYREM.

SETTING A ROUTINE FOR ADULTS