Aguilar, Ana C.
Pimentel Filho, Lucio H.
Reis, Maria J.
Coelho, Fernando M. S.
Total Authors: 6
 Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psicobiol, Rua Napoleao Barros 625, BR-04024002 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Neurol & Neurocirurgia, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria;
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Objective: To report the successful use of lisdexamfetamine in the management of narcolepsy. Methods: Five narcoleptic patients received lisdexamfetamine, at different dosages and for different periods, for management of excessive daytime sleepiness and weight control. Results: All patients experienced improvement of excessive daytime sleepiness and lost weight without side effects. Conclusion: Lisdexamfetamine appears promising for the treatment of two of the most common symptoms of narcolepsy: excessive daytime sleepiness and weight gain. (AU)