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Pitolisant Hcl

What is Wakix used for?

Pitolisant is used to treat narcolepsy, a condition that causes severe daytime sleepiness. It can decrease daytime sleepiness and also reduce the number of sudden short attacks of weak/paralyzed muscles (known as cataplexy) that can occur in people with narcolepsy. Pitolisant works by increasing histamine levels in the brain to make you more awake.


Pitolisant Hcl


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Wakix Frequently Asked Questions

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning when you wake up. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

It may take up to 2 months for some people to notice an improvement in their daytime sleepiness. Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Wakix Dosage and Form Information

4.45 Mg
17.8 Mg