Successful Treatment of Narcolepsy with Propranolol: A Case Report

Anthony Kales, Constantin R. Soldatos, Roger Cadieux, Tjiauw Ling Tan

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Abstract

A patient with severe narcolepsy and cataplexy had been treated with a high dosage of methylphenidate hydrochloride, but the drug was not effective. To relieve the patient's cardiac arrhythmia, which was assumed to be secondary to drug therapy, we withdrew methylphenidate therapy and started propranolol hydrochloride therapy. When the dosage of propranolol was increased to a level consistent with maximum β-adrenergic receptor blockade, the attacks were eliminated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)650-651
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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