Daily Health Headlines

Hetlioz Approved for Sleep Disorder in Blind People

👤by Scott Roberts 0 comments 🕔Monday, February 3rd, 2014

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hetlioz (tasimelteon) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat a sleep condition caused by a completely blind person's inability to regulate the body clock by recognizing light from dark.

The condition is called non-24-hour sleep wake disorder. Affected people may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and may become groggy, the agency said Friday in announcing the approval.

Up to 100,000 people in the United States have the disorder, the FDA said in a news release.

The safety and effectiveness of the new drug were evaluated in a clinical study of 104 completely blind people. Reported side effects included headache, elevated liver enzymes, unusual dreams and infections of the upper respiratory or urinary tract.

The drug is produced by Vanda Pharmaceuticals, based in Washington, D.C.

-- Scott Roberts

Article Credits / Source

Scott Roberts / HealthDay

Scott Roberts wrote this story for HealthDay. HealthDay provides up to the minute breaking health news. Click here to view this full article from HealthDay.

View More Articles From Scott Roberts 🌎View Article Website

Sponsored Product

Lunar Sleep for $1.95

Lunar Sleep for $1.95

People who have trouble sleeping typically have low levels of melatonin, so melatonin supplements seem like a logical fix for insomnia. There is a high demand for sleep aids, especially in the U.S. The National Health Interview Survey done in 2002, and again in 2007, found 1.6 million US adults were using complementary and alternative sleep aids for insomnia. Lunar Sleep was a top choice. Use Promo Code: Sleep2014 and only pay $1.95 S&H.

Get Lunar Sleep for $1.95

More Medications Articles

Blood Doping

Blood Doping0

Lance cheated. Deep in our hearts we knew it, but until the words came out of his mouth, there was a glimmer of hope that he still could be our hero. Now he has fallen, admitting that he blood doped, used steroids and erythropoietin (EPO), and ...

IV Drug Infusion FAQs

IV Drug Infusion FAQs0

home / medications center / medications a-z list / iv drug infusion faqs index / iv drug infusion faqs article Medical Author: Maureen Welker, MSN, NPc, CCRN Maureen Welker, MSN, NPc, CCRNMaureen ...

Biological Therapy

Biological Therapy0

Biological drugs: These are medications that enhance the immune system's ability to fight cancers. In NHL, monoclonal antibodies are used for treatment. The therapy is administered via an IV, and the monoclonal antibodies bind to the cancer cells and ...

sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium (Lactated Ringer's Solution)

sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium (Lactated Ringer's Solution)0

home / medications center / medications a-z list / ringers-lactated ringers solution-intravenous index / sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium lactate and calcium (lactated ringer's solution) drug ...

lidocaine and prilocaine (DermacinRx, Prizopak, EMLA, Leva Set, Lidopril, Livixil Pak, LP Lite Pak)

lidocaine and prilocaine (DermacinRx, Prizopak, EMLA, Leva Set, Lidopril, Livixil Pak, LP Lite Pak)0

PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes USES: Lidocaine and prilocaine cream is commonly used as a local anesthetic on normal intact skin and genital mucous areas, before minor procedures. SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of ...

View More Medications Articles


Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest health news as it breaks!

Your information will not be shared with anyone!