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-Treatment is usually with a stimulants, including amphetamines such as [[meds:​stimulants:​amphetamine:​dextroamphetamine|dextroamphetamine]] and [[meds:​stimulants:​2-methylphenidate:​home|[[meds:​stimulants:​2-methylphenidate|methylphenidate]]]] are common. Wakefulness promoting agents like modafinil may also be used.+Treatment is usually with a stimulants, including amphetamines such as [[meds:​stimulants:​amphetamine:​dextroamphetamine|dextroamphetamine]] and [[meds:​stimulants:​2-methylphenidate:​home|methylphenidate]] are common. Wakefulness promoting agents like modafinil may also be used.
  
 Symptoms of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic phenomena may be treated with tricyclic antidepressants such as [[meds:​antidepressants:​tca:​imipramine|imipramine]],​ [[meds:​antidepressants:​tca:​desipramine|desipramine]]) or [[meds:​antidepressants:​ssri:​home|selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors]]. Cataplexy may also be treated with sodium oxybate, but because of potential abuse, this medication is highly regulated. Symptoms of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic phenomena may be treated with tricyclic antidepressants such as [[meds:​antidepressants:​tca:​imipramine|imipramine]],​ [[meds:​antidepressants:​tca:​desipramine|desipramine]]) or [[meds:​antidepressants:​ssri:​home|selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors]]. Cataplexy may also be treated with sodium oxybate, but because of potential abuse, this medication is highly regulated.