Nocturnal temazepam in the treatment of narcolepsy.

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Journal Article

Narcolepsy is characterized by fragmented nighttime sleep and frequent arousals. One treatment approach to improve daytime symptoms is to consolidate nighttime sleep through decreasing arousals. Sodium oxybate is the first FDA-approved medication that follows this approach. Benzodiazepines are known to also decrease arousals at night and have been proposed to help with sleep fragmentation. In one report, clonazepam was shown to improve cataplexy in 10 of 14 patients with narcolepsy although no improvement in daytime sleepiness was reported. The purpose of this case review was to share our experience of nocturnal temazepam on daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy as measured by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kansagra, S; Walter, R; Vaughn, B

Published Date

  • May 15, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 499 - 500

PubMed ID

  • 23674942

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23674942

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-9397

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5664/jcsm.2676

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States