Xyrem and Ear barotrauma - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Ear barotrauma is reported only by a few people who take Xyrem.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Xyrem and have Ear barotrauma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 73,973 people who have side effects while taking Xyrem from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Jun, 01, 2023

73,973 people reported to have side effects when taking Xyrem.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Ear barotrauma.

What is Xyrem?

Xyrem has active ingredients of sodium oxybate. It is often used in narcolepsy. eHealthMe is studying from 74,316 Xyrem users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Ear barotrauma?

Ear barotrauma (discomfort and possible damage in the ear due to pressure differences between the inside and outside of the eardrum) is found to be associated with 936 drugs and 586 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Xyrem and Ear barotrauma reports submitted per year:

Could Xyrem cause Ear barotrauma?

Time on Xyrem when people have Ear barotrauma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ear barotrauma when taking Xyrem *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Ear barotrauma when taking Xyrem *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Xyrem *:

  1. Zyrtec: 1 person, 50.00%
  2. Vitamin D3: 1 person, 50.00%
  3. Magnesium: 1 person, 50.00%
  4. Chantix: 1 person, 50.00%
  5. Adderall: 1 person, 50.00%

Common side effects people have besides Ear barotrauma *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 50.00%
  2. Ruptured Eardrum (tear in eardrum): 1 person, 50.00%
  3. Migraine (headache): 1 person, 50.00%
  4. Headache (pain in head): 1 person, 50.00%
  5. Electroencephalogram Abnormal: 1 person, 50.00%
  6. Drug Effect Decreased: 1 person, 50.00%
  7. Dizziness: 1 person, 50.00%
  8. Confusional State: 1 person, 50.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Quit Smoking: 1 person, 50.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Xyrem and have Ear barotrauma?

Check whether Ear barotrauma is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on sodium oxybate (the active ingredients of Xyrem) and Xyrem (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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