February 6, 2016
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Sleep Disorder Medications (cont.)

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6. Anticonvulsants

These drugs may be used to treat conditions that contribute towards sleep disruption such as restless legs syndrome, nocturnal eating syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and insomnia related to bipolar disorder.

Examples of anticonvulsants:

7. Antinarcoleptics

These drugs may be used to improve daytime wakefulness and to control excessive daytime sleepiness and loss of muscle control in people with narcolepsy.

Examples of antinarcoleptics:

  • Provigil (modafinil)
  • Xyrem (sodium oxybate)

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Last Editorial Review: 11/15/2012

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