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Which drugs treat hypersomnia?

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  • Stimulants, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) or modafinil (Provigil)
  • Antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Sodium oxybate (Xyrem) is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy

SOURCE:  National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

SOURCE:  National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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