Consider XYWAV— the first and only lower-sodium oxybate treatment option
XYWAV provides a lower-sodium oxybate treatment option than sodium oxybate
XYWAV is the first and only lower-sodium oxybate, and is approved for treating 2 common symptoms of narcolepsy—cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)—in both adults and children or adolescents ages 7 years and older.
XYWAV has 92% less sodium than sodium oxybate
At the maximum recommended nightly dosage, sodium oxybate contains 109% of the American Heart Association's (AHA) ideal target sodium intake for adults.
XYWAV contains the same amount of oxybate as sodium oxybate
If you are currently taking XYREM® (sodium oxybate) oral solution, XYWAV can help treat your narcolepsy symptoms of cataplexy or EDS while helping you to reduce the amount of sodium you take in with your medication.
Download the Doctor Discussion Guide to help you have an informed conversation at your visit
Your healthcare provider is the best source of information about XYWAV. The Doctor Discussion Guide gives you some useful information about the symptoms of cataplexy and EDS in people with narcolepsy and about XYWAV.
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XYWAV is thought to work during sleep to help with symptoms of cataplexy and EDS during the day.*
The efficacy of XYWAV for the treatment of cataplexy and EDS in adult patients with narcolepsy was demonstrated in a clinical trial.
The efficacy of XYWAV in pediatric patients is based upon a clinical trial in patients treated with XYREM.
Understanding the common side effects in patients treated with XYWAV
The most common side effects in adult patients treated with XYWAV in the clinical trial were headache, nausea, dizziness, decreased appetite, parasomnia, diarrhea, excessive sweating, anxiety, and vomiting.
- In patients who remained on treatment, side effects tended to occur early and diminish over time
- Overall, adverse reactions related to XYWAV were reported less frequently in patients who were taking XYREM when they entered the study than in patients who weren’t taking XYREM
In children, the most common side effects include nausea, bedwetting, vomiting, headache, weight decrease, decreased appetite, dizziness, and sleepwalking.
XYWAV™ (calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates) oral solution, 0.5 g/mL total salts (equivalent to 0.413 g/mL of oxybate) is a prescription medicine used to treat the following symptoms in people 7 years of age or older with narcolepsy:
- sudden onset of weak or paralyzed muscles (cataplexy)
- excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
Important Safety Information
WARNING: Taking XYWAV with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants such as medicines used to make you or your child fall asleep, including opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines, sedating antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedating anti-epileptic medicines, general anesthetics, muscle relaxants, alcohol, or street drugs, may cause serious medical problems, including trouble breathing (respiratory depression), low blood pressure (hypotension), changes in alertness (drowsiness), fainting (syncope), and death.
The active ingredient of XYWAV is a form of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Abuse or misuse of illegal GHB alone or with other drugs that cause changes in alertness (or consciousness) has caused serious side effects. These effects include seizures, trouble breathing (respiratory depression), changes in alertness (drowsiness), coma, and death. Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any of these serious side effects.
Because of these risks, you have to go through the XYWAV and XYREM REMS Program to have your or your child’s prescription for XYWAV filled.
Do not take XYWAV if you take or your child takes other sleep medicines or sedatives (medicines that cause sleepiness), drinks alcohol, or has a rare problem called succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency.
Keep XYWAV in a safe place to prevent abuse and misuse. Selling or giving away XYWAV may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Anyone who takes XYWAV should not do anything that requires them to be fully awake or is dangerous, including driving a car, using heavy machinery, or flying an airplane, for at least 6 hours after taking XYWAV. Those activities should not be done until you know how XYWAV affects you or your child.
XYWAV can cause serious side effects, including the following:
- Breathing problems, including slower breathing, trouble breathing, and/or short periods of not breathing while sleeping (sleep apnea). People who already have breathing or lung problems have a higher chance of having breathing problems when they use XYWAV.
- Mental health problems, including confusion, seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations), unusual or disturbing thoughts (abnormal thinking), feeling anxious or upset, depression, thoughts of killing yourself or trying to kill yourself, increased tiredness, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, or difficulty concentrating. Tell your doctor if you or your child have or had depression or have tried to harm yourself or themselves. Call your doctor right away if you have or your child has symptoms of mental health problems or a change in weight or appetite.
- Sleepwalking. Sleepwalking can cause injuries. Call your doctor if you or your child starts sleepwalking. Your doctor should check you or your child.
The most common side effects of XYWAV in adults include headache, nausea, dizziness, decreased appetite, parasomnia (a sleep disorder that can include abnormal dreams, abnormal rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, sleep paralysis, sleep talking, sleep terror, sleep-related eating disorder, sleep walking, and other abnormal sleep-related events), diarrhea, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), anxiety and vomiting.
The most common side effects of XYWAV in children include nausea, bedwetting, vomiting, headache, weight decrease, decreased appetite, dizziness, and sleepwalking.
XYWAV can cause physical dependence and craving for the medicine when it is not taken as directed. These are not all the possible side effects of XYWAV.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.