There is at present no cure for narcolepsy, but the condition is manageable
Fluoxetine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy
Venlafaxine is used primarily for the treatment of cataplexy.
Many of the medications prescribed for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia are "shared care" drugs
In the event that If the first choice antidepressants for cataplexy are unsuitable, there are alternatives
Lisdexamfetamine mesilate is a stimulant that is similar to dexamfetamine
The medication that is prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy aims to control excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy.
Pitolisant is a drug that is used to promote wakefulness and so reduce excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
Methylphenidate is a stimulant medication that is used to treat narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia
Sodium oxybate is a powerful sedative that is sold under the brand name Xyrem
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