A 24-year-old member asked:
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does xyrem work well for cataplexy?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Yes it is a strong suppressor of cataplexy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Drug is designed for cataplexy.
Answered on Sep 27, 2013

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