Narcolepsy and Dementia - from FDA reports


Dementia is found among people with Narcolepsy, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, take medication Xyrem and have Cataplexy. This review analyzes which people have Dementia with Narcolepsy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 19 people who have Narcolepsy from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Nov, 22, 2017

19 people who have Narcolepsy and Dementia are studied.

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Gender of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:

  • female: 36.84 %
  • male: 63.16 %

Age of people who have Narcolepsy and experience Dementia *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Cataplexy (14 people, 73.68%)
  • Pain (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Drowsiness (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Breakthrough Pain (3 people, 15.79%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Xyrem (17 people, 89.47%)
  • Provigil (6 people, 31.58%)
  • Ritalin (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Percocet (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Depakote (4 people, 21.05%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Head Injury (5 people, 26.32%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Emotional Distress (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Cataplexy (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Fall (3 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Ritalin (latest reports from 35,933 Narcolepsy patients)


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