Cataplexy and Drowsiness - from FDA reports


Drowsiness is found among people with Cataplexy, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, take medication Xyrem and have Narcolepsy. This review analyzes which people have Drowsiness with Cataplexy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 887 people who have Cataplexy from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 26, 2017

887 people who have Cataplexy and Drowsiness are studied.

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Gender of people who have Cataplexy and experience Drowsiness *:

  • female: 68.79 %
  • male: 31.21 %

Age of people who have Cataplexy and experience Drowsiness *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.59 %
  • 10-19: 9.61 %
  • 20-29: 18.63 %
  • 30-39: 21.96 %
  • 40-49: 23.33 %
  • 50-59: 15.29 %
  • 60+: 10.59 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Narcolepsy (748 people, 84.33%)
  • Depression (43 people, 4.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (39 people, 4.40%)
  • High Blood Pressure (37 people, 4.17%)
  • Hypersensitivity (28 people, 3.16%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (846 people, 95.38%)
  • Adderall (175 people, 19.73%)
  • Nuvigil (161 people, 18.15%)
  • Provigil (99 people, 11.16%)
  • Vitamin D (77 people, 8.68%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Fatigue (160 people, 18.04%)
  • Dizziness (132 people, 14.88%)
  • Nausea (130 people, 14.66%)
  • Feeling Abnormal (126 people, 14.21%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (106 people, 11.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness) can be treated by Xyrem, Effexor xr, Prozac (latest reports from 15,382 Cataplexy patients)


Drowsiness has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 127,138 Drowsiness patients).

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