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Narcolepsy type 1 is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), sleep fragmentation, hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and cataplexy. Stimulant medications such as modafinil and amphetamines are the first-line medications for treating sleepiness. However, the management of narcolepsy during special circumstances of life such as pregnancy is complex. MMDM is a 34-year-old female with Narcolepsy type 1 treated with modafinil (400mg/d) and citalopram (20mg/d). Before she become pregnant, modafinil and citalopram were replaced for L-Carnitine 510mg/d with good outcome. She underwent an usual pregnancy and was submitted to a term cesarean delivery without child-birth complications. This is the first description of oral L-Carnitine such an alternative to treatment narcolepsy type 1 during pregnancy. Treat these patients is not easy but care narcolepsy pregnant is a challenging even bigger. In a disease without many treatment options, L-Carnitine can be used to treat daytime sleepiness during pregnancy in narcolepsy.
Keywords: Narcolepsy; Pregnancy; L-Carnitine.