A clinical trial of an investigational medication for the treatment of narcolepsy in adults.
Do you struggle with excessive daytime sleepiness?
Learn more about a new clinical trial for adults with Narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. People with narcolepsy often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy occurs equally in men and women and is thought to affect roughly 1 in 2,000 people. The symptoms appear in childhood or adolescence, but many people have symptoms of narcolepsy for years before getting a proper diagnosis.
People with narcolepsy feel very sleepy during the day and may involuntarily fall asleep during normal activities. In narcolepsy, the normal boundary between awake and asleep is blurred, so characteristics of sleeping can occur while a person is awake. People with narcolepsy can also experience dream-like hallucinations and paralysis as they are falling asleep or waking up, as well as disrupted nighttime sleep and vivid nightmares.
Narcolepsy is diagnosed by a physical exam, taking a medical history, as well as conducting sleep studies. Currently there is no cure for narcolepsy, but medications and behavioral treatments can improve symptoms for people so they can lead normal, productive lives. If you do have narcolepsy, the most effective treatment is often a combination of medications and behavioral changes.
IPS Research is seeking participants for a clinical trial of an investigational medication for the treatment of narcolepsy. If you have been diagnosed with narcolepsy, you may be a candidate for this clinical trial.
This clinical trial is evaluating an investigational medication to learn if it is safe and effective for treating adults with narcolepsy.
You may be eligible if you are:
• 18 to 50 years old
• Currently diagnosed with narcolepsy
Qualified participants may receive:
- Study-related care and study drug at no cost
- Compensation for time and travel