Pharmacotherapy for cataplexy

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

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Anticataplectics
  • Cataplexy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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