In the last few years, more medications have been available to treat central disorders of hypersomnolence. While treatments for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia are similar, there are some specific considerations when trying to determine which combination of medications is most appropriate for a patient. Significant payor coverage and formulary variability add another layer to this conversation. Some are considered off-label and others are on-label but may be cost-prohibitive. Dr. Hrayr Attarian explains some of the nuances of these newer medications, how they perform for specific symptoms, and how to consider tailoring medication regimens with shared decision-making.

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