Pharmacotherapy for cataplexy

William C. Houghton, Thomas E. Scammell, Michael J. Thorpy

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Abstract

A variety of medications representing several major drug classes improve cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. These include aminergic reuptake inhibitors such as venlafaxine and clomipramine as well as sodium oxybate. This review is intended to familiarize readers with the safety and efficacy of these medications, thus enabling clinicians to optimize their management of cataplexy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-366
Number of pages12
JournalSleep Medicine Reviews
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Cataplexy
Sodium Oxybate
Narcolepsy
Drug Therapy
Clomipramine
Safety
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride

Keywords

  • Anticataplectics
  • Cataplexy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology

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Pharmacotherapy for cataplexy. / Houghton, William C.; Scammell, Thomas E.; Thorpy, Michael J.

In: Sleep Medicine Reviews, Vol. 8, No. 5, 10.2004, p. 355-366.

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Houghton, William C. ; Scammell, Thomas E. ; Thorpy, Michael J. / Pharmacotherapy for cataplexy. In: Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2004 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 355-366.
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