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Monday, December 24th, 2018

 

Narcolepsy Drugs: Which One Is the Best?

  While there is no significant difference between the efficacy of sodium oxybate, modafinil, and pitolisant in the treatment of narcolepsy, the latter does have the best overall medical benefit, according to a new meta-analysis.   The researchers came to this conclusion after comparing the safety and efficacy of 3 drug treatments and 6 doses: sodium oxybate (6 g/d, and 9 g/d), modafinil (between 200 and 400 mg/d), and pitolisant (up to 20 mg/d, and up to 40 mg/d). The safety and efficacy of each had been previously determined through 14Read More


10 Causes Of Narcolepsy (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness)

Imagine suddenly falling asleep while having a conversation with someone or, worse, while driving, though you have had a good sleep the night before. Narcolepsy can mean exactly that and more. If you have this neurological problem, your brain can’t properly regulate your pattern of waking and sleeping. In people with normal sleep cycles, rapid eye movement sleep (REM, the dream phase) occurs after around 60 to 90 minutes, and the muscles go limp so that they don’t act out dreams. But in people with narcolepsy, REM starts within 15 minutes ofRead More