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Essential information for patient and family

  • Medical advice should be sought for sleepiness affecting everyday functioning.
  • Underlying condition can usually be treated if correctly diagnosed.
  • Do not use stimulant drugs to stay awake.
  • Avoid driving or other potentially hazardous activities until sleepiness is corrected.

Last edited: 27/10/2003

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