What types of narcolepsy treatments are currently being investigated?

Updated: Sep 04, 2019
  • Author: Sagarika Nallu, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
  • Print

Research into future treatments is focusing on preventing the loss of hypocretin (orexin)-producing neurons by targeting the proposed autoimmune-driven mechanism of narcolepsy. Trials of intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin (IVIG) are in their infancy. Future research may also investigate the restoration of hypocretin signaling with agonists or gene therapy.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!