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Which type of medication is used to treat narcolepsy?
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
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In brief: Variety
We usually prescribe wake promoting against such as mode finial and armodafinil, stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate).
Recently, new developments allow us to improve the sleep of narcolepsy patients by using gammahydroxybutyrate at night.

In brief: Variety
We usually prescribe wake promoting against such as mode finial and armodafinil, stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate).
Recently, new developments allow us to improve the sleep of narcolepsy patients by using gammahydroxybutyrate at night.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Wake & Sleep
Narcolepsy is a dysfunction of both sleep and wake.
Thus medicatinos are used to help induce and improve sleep patterns (one of these is known as xyrem) and also medications are needed to help keep patients awake/vigil during the day (provigil, nuvigil, amphetamines, etc). Many times patients are only treated for their daytime symptoms rather than for both.

In brief: Wake & Sleep
Narcolepsy is a dysfunction of both sleep and wake.
Thus medicatinos are used to help induce and improve sleep patterns (one of these is known as xyrem) and also medications are needed to help keep patients awake/vigil during the day (provigil, nuvigil, amphetamines, etc). Many times patients are only treated for their daytime symptoms rather than for both.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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