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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by brief, uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition and its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
Featured Medications
Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can cause a calming effect for those with ADHD. As this eMedTV resource explains, it also has a stimulating effect for those with narcolepsy. This page also covers how the drug works and lists possible side effects.
Dexmethylphenidate is a prescription medication used for the treatment of ADHD. This eMedTV resource explains how dexmethylphenidate works and when and how to take it, and also covers dexmethylphenidate strengths, dosing tips, and overdose symptoms.
Dextroamphetamine is a prescription medicine licensed to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this medication, including information about its effects, side effects, guidelines for taking it safely, and more.
Edluar is commonly prescribed to treat insomnia in people who have difficulty falling asleep. This eMedTV resource describes the specific effects of this medication, explains how it works, offers information on when and how to take it, and more.
Eszopiclone is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. This eMedTV article explains the effects of this medication and offers information on its precautions and warnings, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
People with insomnia may benefit from taking flurazepam, a drug that can cause sleepiness and relax muscles. This eMedTV article offers detailed information about the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, strengths, and general precautions and warnings.
Methylphenidate is a medication that is used for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works, offers precautions to be aware of when taking the medication, lists possible side effects, and more.
Nuvigil is a prescription drug that is used to treat excessive sleepiness due to certain sleep disorders. This eMedTV article lists these specific sleep disorders, describes the effects of Nuvigil, and explains how and when to take the medicine.
A healthcare provider may prescribe ProSom for the short-term treatment of insomnia. This segment of the eMedTV archives further discusses the effects of the drug, lists precautions and warnings, and offers general dosing information.
Provigil is a prescription drug that is used for promoting wakefulness in people with certain conditions. This eMedTV page further explains what Provigil is used for, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers general dosing information.
Quazepam is a medication that can be prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. This page of the eMedTV library explains how the drug works to cause sleepiness, lists potential side effects, and offers dosing guidelines for the medication.
Ramelteon is prescribed to treat insomnia in people who have trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article provides important information on this drug, including its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Temazepam is a drug that is used to treat insomnia. This page from the eMedTV Web site gives a complete overview of the drug, including a description of how it works, suggestions on when and how to take your dose, and a list of possible side effects.
Triazolam is a medicine that is prescribed to treat insomnia for a short period of time. This eMedTV article covers important information on triazolam, including its effects on the body, general dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Valerian root is an herb that is used in supplements and appears to be an effective insomnia treatment. This eMedTV article takes a look at valerian root in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Versed is a prescription drug that can be used as a sedative or anesthesia before a medical procedure. This eMedTV article explains how Versed works and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Zaleplon is a drug that is prescribed to treat short-term insomnia in those having trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article provides general information on zaleplon and its uses, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and precautions.
Zolpidem is a drug that is prescribed for the treatment of short-term insomnia. This selection from the eMedTV archives contains other important information on zolpidem and its uses, effects, and potential side effects.
Zolpidem oral spray is a prescription drug approved to treat insomnia in people with trouble falling asleep. This eMedTV article explains how to use this product, describes how it works, and lists potential side effects.
Zolpidem tartrate extended-release is a prescription drug used for the treatment of insomnia. This eMedTV article further describes zolpidem tartrate extended-release tablets and the uses, effects, and dosing guidelines of the medicine.
Featured Other
As this eMedTV article explains, exercising during the day, going to sleep at the same time each night, and avoiding caffeine late in the day are some of the habits that can help you get better sleep. This page offers other good tips for improving sleep.
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