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Is nuvigil effective for idiopathic hypersomnia?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered

Specializes in Neurology

Yes: Provided all the causes of hypersomnia, in particular sleep disorders have been ruled out.

Answered 7/5/2012

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov answered

Specializes in Sleep Medicine

Yes: Nuvigil is a central nervous system stimulant and can be effective for hypersomnia (sleepiness) of any origin including idiopathic hypersomnia. The response to Nuvigil is different in different individuals.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Mark Reynolds answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Often, yes: Nuvigil can be used to diminish excessive daytime sleepiness related to ideopathic daytime sleepiness. The degree of effectiveness will require a trial through your physician.

Answered 6/30/2014

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