FREQUENTLY bird ASKED QUESTIONS

SUNOSI is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

  • SUNOSI does not treat the underlying cause of OSA and does not take the place of any device prescribed for OSA, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. It is important that you continue to use these treatments as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • Take SUNOSI exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to. Do not change your dose of SUNOSI without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of SUNOSI to find the right dose for you.
  • Take SUNOSI by mouth 1 time each day when you first wake up. Avoid taking SUNOSI within 9 hours of your planned bedtime. If you take SUNOSI too close to your bedtime, you may find it harder to go to sleep.
  • SUNOSI can be taken with or without food.
  • Depending on your prescribed dose, your healthcare provider may tell you to swallow your SUNOSI tablet whole or split the SUNOSI tablet in half at the score line in the middle of the tablet. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to split the SUNOSI tablet in half the right way.
  • If you take too much SUNOSI, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

For many people, SUNOSI was shown to work within one hour when measured at 12 weeks in two clinical trials. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about how quickly SUNOSI can work for you. The 75 mg dose did not show improvement at one hour for people with narcolepsy.

For many people, SUNOSI improved wakefulness for up to 9 hours when measured at 12 weeks in two clinical trials. The 75 mg dose did not show improvement across 9 hours for people with narcolepsy.

The cost of SUNOSI will vary depending on whether or not you have insurance, and if so, what type of insurance. Based on your eligibility, you may be able to pay as little as $9 for a one-month supply of SUNOSI. Click here to receive a SUNOSI Savings Card.

JazzCares helps patients get access to Jazz Pharmaceuticals' medications and support services, which includes financial support for those who can't afford their medication. Patients may call JazzCares for help Monday-Friday, 8 AM-8 PM ET, at 833-533-JAZZ (5299).

Only you and your healthcare provider can decide if SUNOSI is right for you. If you've been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy and often feel extremely tired during the day, talk with your healthcare provider and rate your daytime sleepiness now.

SUNOSI is thought to act on two areas in the brain that help keep you awake during the day.

The most common side effects experienced with SUNOSI include headache, nausea, decreased appetite, anxiety, and insomnia. These are not all the possible side effects of SUNOSI. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.

There are many types of healthcare providers who can help determine if SUNOSI is right for you. Speak with your primary care physician or one of the following specialists: sleep specialist, pulmonologist, neurologist, or psychiatrist.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, as you can work together to decide if taking SUNOSI is right for you. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take SUNOSI during pregnancy that seeks to collect information about the health of you and your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can take part in this registry. For more information or to participate in the registry, call 1-877-283-6220 or go to www.SunosiPregnancyRegistry.com

JazzCares helps patients get access to Jazz Pharmaceuticals' medications and support services, which includes financial support for those who can't afford their medication. Patients may call JazzCares for help Monday-Friday, 8 AM-8 PM ET, at 833-533-JAZZ (5299).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

SUNOSI can cause blood pressure and heart rate increases that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death. Your doctor should check your blood pressure before, and during, treatment with SUNOSI. Your doctor may decrease your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop high blood pressure that does not go away during treatment with SUNOSI.

What is SUNOSI?
SUNOSI is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • SUNOSI does not treat the underlying cause of OSA and does not take the place of any device prescribed for OSA, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. It is important that you continue to use these treatments as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SUNOSI (solriamfetol) is available in 75 mg and 150 mg tablets and is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it contains solriamfetol that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep SUNOSI in a safe place to protect it from theft. Never give or sell your SUNOSI to anyone else because it may cause death or harm them and it is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Before taking SUNOSI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
  • have heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • have had a heart attack or a stroke
  • have a history of mental health problems (including psychosis and bipolar disorders), or of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if SUNOSI will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if SUNOSI passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take SUNOSI.
What are the possible side effects of SUNOSI?
SUNOSI may cause serious side effects, including:
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate. SUNOSI can cause blood pressure and heart rate increases that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death. Your doctor should check your blood pressure before, and during, treatment with SUNOSI. Your doctor may decrease your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop high blood pressure that does not go away during treatment with SUNOSI.
  • Mental (psychiatric) symptoms including anxiety, problems sleeping (insomnia), irritability, and agitation. Tell your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms. Your doctor may change your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop side effects during treatment with SUNOSI.

The most common side effects of SUNOSI include:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • anxiety
  • problems sleeping
These are not all the possible side effects of SUNOSI. Call your doctor for advice about side effects.