New Kid on the Block: A First Look at the Clinical Use of Pitolisant for Narcolepsy

International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports

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Title New Kid on the Block: A First Look at the Clinical Use of Pitolisant for Narcolepsy
 
Creator Castelan, Andrea Cuamatzi Castelan
Skiba, Virginia
Bazan, Luisa
Moss, Kenneth
Singh, Meeta
Drake, Christopher
Cheng, Philip
 
Description Aims: Highlight pitolisant as an effective treatment for narcolepsy.
Case Report: We describe two patients treated with pitolisant. Patient A showed decreased daytime sleepiness and improved social functioning. Patient B struggled to find a dose that kept side effects at a minimum.
Discussion: This orphan drug has a unique mechanism of action, that combined with dosing flexibility allows for a treatment option that can better attend to individual differences in patient needs.
Conclusion: The use of pitolisant presents some benefits and challenges, nonetheless offering a promising treatment for narcolepsy.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2021-02-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30120
10.9734/ijmpcr/2021/v14i130120
 
Source International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports; 2021 - Volume 14 [Issue 1]; 1-5
2394-109X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30120/56514
http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30120/56515
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Castelan et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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