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Treatment Of Narcolepsy : How To Remember Easily ?

  • N – Narcolepsy treatment is symptomatic.
  • A – After sleep, patients feel more alert.
  • R – Recommended: Get adequate sleep and take a nap.
  • C – Cataplexy improved with antidepressants.
  • O – Often used: Modafinil for wakefulness.
  • T – Treatment includes wake-promoting medications.
  • R – Relatively long half-life of modafinil.
  • E – Effective dose: 200–400 mg each morning.
  • A – Also effective: Methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine.
  • T – Treatment options available in slow-release formulations.
  • M – Medications with fewer side effects are preferred.
  • E – Extended-release formulations allow easier dosing.
  • N – Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors are effective.
  • T – Treatment options include solriamfetol and pitolisant.


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