solriamfetol (Sunosi)

Brand Names: Sunosi

Generic Name: solriamfetol

What is solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Solriamfetol is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness in adults with narcolepsy or in those whose sleep is disrupted by sleep apnea.

Solriamfetol will not treat sleep apnea. Keep using your CPAP machine or other device prescribed by your doctor.

Solriamfetol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • racing thoughts, increased energy, decreased need for sleep, feeling agitated or irritable;
  • ongoing sleep problems;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats; or
  • severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears.

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

If you have sleep apnea, this condition should be treated for at least 1 month before you start taking solriamfetol.

Do not use solriamfetol if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of solriamfetol on the baby.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor if you notice agitation, sleep problems, decreased appetite, or decreased weight gain in the nursing baby.

Solriamfetol is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I take solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Solriamfetol is usually taken once daily when you wake up.

You may take solriamfetol with or without food.

You may need to swallow a solriamfetol tablet whole or split it in half. Follow your doctor's instructions very carefully.

Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about when to increase your dose. Taking more solriamfetol than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.

Your blood pressure and heart rate will need to be checked often.

Solriamfetol may be habit-forming. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.

Do not change your dose or stop taking solriamfetol without your doctor's advice.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep track of your medicine. You should be aware if anyone is using it improperly or without a prescription.

Do not keep leftover solriamfetol. Ask your pharmacist where to locate a drug take-back disposal program. If there is no take-back program, follow disposal instructions in the Medication Guide provided with solriamfetol.


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What happens if I miss a dose (Sunosi)?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but only if you plan to be awake for at least 9 hours. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose (Sunosi)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Avoid taking this medicine within 9 hours of when you plan to go to bed, or you may have trouble sleeping.

What other drugs will affect solriamfetol (Sunosi)?

Other drugs may affect solriamfetol, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Where can I get more information (Sunosi)?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about solriamfetol.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Reviewed on 3/17/2022

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