Modafinil for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson's disease: A case report

A. Rabinstein, L. M. Shulman, W. J. Weiner

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We report a 59 year old woman with levodopa responsive Parkinson's disease who developed excessive daytime sleepiness [Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) score of 13]. Treatment with Modafinil 400mg daily within two weeks produced a subjective improvement in her daytime sleepiness (ESS score after treatment is 8) with no significant change in her PD motor symptomotology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages2
JournalParkinsonism and Related Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 17 2001



  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Modafinil
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Neurology

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