Treatment planning in patients with narcolepsy-associated excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and cataplexy is many-faceted, as it is important to not just reduce EDS and control cataplexy, nightmares and hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and disturbed nocturnal sleep (DNS) but to also improve the patient’s psychosocial dysfunction and quality of life (QoL), their safety and that of the public, and to optimize the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapies. It is imperative that clinicians identify individual goals for patients with narcolepsy and utilize the latest clinical data to develop personalized treatment plans.
This CME Outfitters podcast will focus on considering individual patient characteristics along with updated clinical parameters and newly approved narcolepsy medications so that clinicians can identify and implement effective treatment to achieve long-term benefits by improving clinical outcomes and therefore patient QoL.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to utilize the latest clinical evidence to guide treatment planning for adults with EDS and cataplexy associated with narcolepsy.
Supported by an educational grant from Harmony Biosciences, LLC.
Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists
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Dr. Thorpy reports that he is a consultant and on the advisory board for Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.; Balance Therapeutics; Eisai Inc.; Flamel Technologies/Avadel; Harmony Biosciences, LLC; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NLS Pharmaceutics; Suven Life Sciences Limited; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; and XWPharma.
Dr. Dauvilliers reports that he is a consultant for Avadel; Bioprojet; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Theranexus; and UCB S.A., Belgium.
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