Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia - from FDA reports


Hypersomnia is found among people with Narcolepsy, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, take medication Xyrem and have Cataplexy. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,532 people who have Narcolepsy from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 11, 2018

2,532 people who have Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia are studied.


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Gender of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Hypersomnia *:

  • female: 70.94 %
  • male: 29.06 %

Age of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Hypersomnia *:

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 956 people, 37.76%
  2. Depression: 129 people, 5.09%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 121 people, 4.78%
  4. Hypersensitivity: 84 people, 3.32%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 81 people, 3.20%

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Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Xyrem: 2,285 people, 90.24%
  2. Nuvigil: 525 people, 20.73%
  3. Adderall: 470 people, 18.56%
  4. Provigil: 305 people, 12.05%
  5. Ritalin: 206 people, 8.14%

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Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 522 people, 20.62%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 374 people, 14.77%
  3. Feeling Abnormal: 358 people, 14.14%
  4. Dizziness: 349 people, 13.78%
  5. Stress And Anxiety: 348 people, 13.74%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.



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