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Narcolepsy


Other Names for this Disease

  • Gelineau syndrome
  • Gelineau's syndrome
  • Narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome
  • Narcoleptic syndrome
  • Paroxysmal sleep
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Treatment

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Narcolepsy. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Orphanet lists clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. Click on Orphanet to view the list.

Medical Products

The medication(s) listed in the table(s) below have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of this condition. The FDA Office of Orphan Products Development designates "orphan products" for those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. The table(s) below may not be an exhaustive list of drugs or products used to treat this condition. There may be other products available that are not considered orphan products. To search for all FDA approved drugs, visit Drugs@FDA. You can find orphan products used to treat other conditions by searching the Orphan Drug Product Designation database.


Generic Name Modafinil
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
Provigil®
(Cephalon® Oncology)
Indication
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Improve wakefulness in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.
More Information about this product Drug Information Portal
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Generic Name Oxybate
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
Xyrem®
(Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Indication
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Treatment of cataplexy associated with narcolepsy.
More Information about this product Drug Information Portal

Other Names for this Disease
  • Gelineau syndrome
  • Gelineau's syndrome
  • Narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome
  • Narcoleptic syndrome
  • Paroxysmal sleep
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.