5 Treatment Options for Narcolepsy
Medications for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Sodium oxybate, marketed under the brand name Xyrem, is a highly effective medication used to treat narcolepsy that presents with cataplexy, the extreme muscle weakness that usually accompanies narcolepsy. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration places strict restrictions on Xyrem because of its serious side effects
Different treatments for narcolepsy affect patients in vastly different ways. Since many of the medications used to treat narcolepsy have significant side effects, you should keep your doctor fully apprised of your reactions to each treatment method tried.