Narcolepsy Medication List

By April 2, 2018 No Comments

Looking for a narcolepsy medication list? Fear not fellow PWN. I’ve compiled this full list of medications that are used to treat Narcolepsy. Before diving in, feel free to check out my article on how to treat narcolepsy. It’s a +2,200 word post that details ways to treat narcolepsy, both medication, and non-pharmaceutical options.


Narcolepsy Medication List


Hello, there fellow PWN, my names is Peter. I have Narcolepsy just like you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Are you not sure you have this disease? Be sure to visit my diagnosis page. Interesting in alternative treatments to Narcolepsy? Click here.


On this page, I’ve collected an exhaustive list of medications that are used to treat Narcolepsy. I’ve broken them down into two sections. The first being medications to treat just Narcolepsy, the second are medications used to treat Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. If you don’t have cataplexy, then only the first list will apply to you. If you do have it, all these medications can apply to you.


*Sidenote: I’m not an advocate for any particular medication. You need to find a treatment that

  1. Your sleep specialist thinks is applicable to you
  2. A medication that works well with your personal chemistry


Without further adieu here’s my


Narcolepsy Medication List 

  • Provigil
  • Nuvigil
  • Adderall
  • Methylphenidate-HCl
  • Pemoline

Medications for Cataplexy

  • Xyrem
  • Hypnotic Benzodiazepines
  • Venlafaxine
  • Duloxetine
  • Atomoxetine
  • Protriptyline
  • Imipramine
  • Desipramine
  • Clomipramine
  • Fluoxetine



*Please consult your sleep specialist before taking these medications. I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on the internet. This list is merely for educational purposes and by no means is it an endorsement of any medication listed.


Looking to experiment with different medications? Click the link below and you’ll get a PDF version of a Medication Checklist so you can work through the medications and find out which one works best for you.


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Over the years, after talking to dozens of other people with Narcolepsy, I have come to notice a particular pattern; there is no one golden treatment. We all react differently to different meds, have different insurance coverage. For me, however, medication has not been my saving grace, diet was.

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