Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

How One LLND Treats Lyme disease and Co-infections Using Natural Medicine

12 Celebrities with Lyme Disease

Sexual Transmission of Lyme Disease: a Paradigm Shift

Single Low-magnitude Electric Pulse Successfully Fights Inflammation

Why Is Spicy Food Good for You?

Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment, quality of life in cancer patients

How Essential Oils Can Help Improve Your Life

Parasites and Worms As Major Complicating Co-Factors In Lyme Disease Recovery

Ask the Doctor- Is it possible to be fully healed from or cured of Lyme Disease?

Anti-histamine drug Claritin can kill Borrelia by interfering with manganese utilization

 
Print Page
Email Article

Belgian Trial of Sodium Oxybate for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Announced

  [ 63 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 3, 2012


May 2: Belgian investigators at University Hospital, Ghent, have announced they’re preparing to enroll about 65 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) but without fibromyalgia in a placebo controlled, randomized, double blind, cross-over efficacy trial of the experimental drug sodium oxybate (Xyrem). They apparently expect to launch in June.

Sodium oxybate is a short-acting central nervous system depressant that has gained publicity for its abuse as “the date-rape drug.” It is FDA approved to prevent episodes of cataplexy (sudden episodes of muscle weakness) or narcolepsy (sudden uncontrollable episodes of sleep during day). Currently a costly drug, physicians have tried it off-label for treatment of ME/CFS sleep & fatigue, and it has shown some promise in trials for treatment of fibromyalgia insomnia, fatigue and pain; but so far with questionable promise of FDA approval for the fibromyalgia diagnosis.  

The primary outcome measure in the Belgian trial will be effect on fatigue in ME/CFS. Secondary measures, sleepiness, sleep quality, general health, and pain. The researchers suggest the findings may support a better understanding of “the enigmatic relationship between sleep and fatigue.”

According to principal investigator An Mariman, MD, both the subjects receiving sodium oxybate and the group receiving placebo (fake medication) will be treated in their home with varying amounts of medication each night over a period of weeks.

For details and inclusion/exclusion criteria, see the study’s ClinicalTrials.gov description - http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01584934.

For questions, e-mail principal investigator An Mariman, MD: An.Mariman@ugent.be



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Live Without Anxiety or Stress
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing