Resources

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Modafinil

Modafinil is one of the most widely used stimulant medications for the treatment of narcolepsy

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Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate is a stimulant medication that is used to treat narcolepsy.

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Dexamfetamine

Dexamfetamine sulfate (also spelt dexamphetamine sulphate, usually just called dexamfetamine) is a stimulant drug that is used to promote wakefulness and so reduce excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

Dexamfetamine is supplied in a number of different forms, but for the treatment of narcolepsy is usually prescribed as a tablet. The tablets may have different strengths: 5mg, 10mg or 20mg. Usually, the overall daily dose is made up of two or more tablets, taken at intervals through the day.

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Pitolisant

Pitolisant is a drug that is used to promote wakefulness and so reduce excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)

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Fluoxetine

/resources/label-prescribingFluoxetine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy

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Sodium oxybate

Sodium oxybate is a powerful sedative that is sold under the brand name Xyrem

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Narcolepsy medications

Because there is at present no cure for narcolepsy, the medication that is prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy aims to control the major symptoms of the condition, particularly excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy.

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Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy.

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Clomipramine

Clomipramine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy

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Off-label prescribing

Medications are said to be used "off-label" where the use is for the treatment of a disease for which the drug is not officially licensed/resources/clomipramine

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