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Fluoxetine

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Fluoxetine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy

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Venlafaxine

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Venlafaxine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy.

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Shared care

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Many of the medications prescribed for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia are "shared care" drugs

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Other antidepressants

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In the event that If the first choice antidepressants for cataplexy are unsuitable, there are alternatives

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Lisdexamfetamine

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Lisdexamfetamine mesilate is a stimulant that is similar to dexamfetamine

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Narcolepsy medications

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The medication that is prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy aims to control excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy.

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Pitolisant

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

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Methylphenidate

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Methylphenidate is a stimulant medication that is used to treat narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia

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How is narcolepsy treated?

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There is at present no cure for narcolepsy, but the condition is manageable

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Sodium oxybate

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

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