Narcolepsy can exact a devastating toll on the (probably underdiagnosed) patient. Treatment can range from lifestyle to medications. Join host, Geoff Wall, as he explores a new oral orexin agonist for the treatment of narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is more common than assumed. Current treatments include stimulant agents but a new class of orexin agonists may be effective, yet have safety concerns.
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, BCGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
Dauvilliers Y, Mignot E, Del Río Villegas R, et al. Oral Orexin Receptor 2 Agonist in Narcolepsy Type 1. N Engl J Med. 2023 Jul 27;389(4):309-321. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2301940. PMID: 37494485.
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Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the manifestations, prevalence, and types of narcolepsy and associated symptoms.
2. Discuss the benefits and risks of orexin drugs in treatment of narcolepsy.
0.05 CEU/0.5 Hr
Initial release date: 8/28/2023
Expiration date: 8/28/2024
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