WAKIX Personal Stories
Hear real people living with narcolepsy talk about their journeys with narcolepsy and starting WAKIX
Bridgette's WAKIX Personal Story Video
Meet Bridgette: Navy veteran,
student, & optimist living with
When Bridgette started falling asleep at work, she knew she needed help. Hear about her journey to a diagnosis, how she became an advocate for herself and others, and how WAKIX has helped.
Celina's WAKIX Personal Story Video
Celina’s story of advocating for a
diagnosis & balancing life with narcolepsy
When Celina couldn't physically keep her eyes open, she knew it was time to seek help. Hear how Celina and her doctor worked together to figure out her diagnosis, and find a treatment plan that worked for her.
Chris’s WAKIX Personal Story Video
Chris & his healthcare provider discussed that it might be time for a change
After assessing Chris’s excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, his healthcare provider suggested that it might be time for a change. After they worked together to find the right dose of WAKIX, Chris’s family and friends noticed a difference. Hear how Chris found a plan that worked for him.
Kristen's WAKIX Personal Story Video
Kristen's story of narcolepsy & not giving up
After years of struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness, Kristen continued to have conversations with her doctors about what she was feeling. See how Kristen found a name for her condition—and the hope to move forward.
Lindsey's WAKIX Personal Story Video
Hear how Lindsey found narcolepsy support & more
After learning about WAKIX through narcolepsy support groups, Lindsey asked her doctor for more information about how WAKIX might help improve her excessive daytime sleepiness. This is her story of how she found the wakefulness she was looking for.
You may be eligible to pay as little as a $0 copay on your WAKIX prescription with the WAKIX for You Program. This offer is valid only for patients who have commercial (nongovernment-funded) insurance. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Indications and usage & Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Do not take WAKIX if you are allergic to pitolisant or any ingredient in WAKIX, or if you have severe liver disease.
Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you have heart rhythm irregularities, were born with a heart condition, or the levels of electrolytes in your blood are too high or too low. WAKIX has an effect on the electrical activity of the heart known as QT/QTc prolongation. Medicines with this effect can lead to disturbances in heart rhythm, which are more likely in patients with risk factors such as certain heart conditions, or when taken in combination with other medicines that affect QT. Tell your healthcare provider about all the other medicines you take.
The risk of QT prolongation may be greater in patients with liver or kidney disease. WAKIX is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
The most common side effects seen with WAKIX were insomnia, nausea, and anxiety. Other side effects included headache, upper respiratory infection, musculoskeletal pain, heart rate increased, and decreased appetite. These are not all the possible side effects of WAKIX. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take or plan to take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Some medicines can increase the amount of WAKIX that gets into your blood and some medicines can decrease the amount of WAKIX that gets into your blood. The dosage of WAKIX may need to be adjusted if you are taking these medicines.
WAKIX can also decrease the effectiveness of some medicines, including hormonal birth control methods. You should use an alternative non-hormonal birth control method during treatment with WAKIX and for at least 21 days after discontinuation of treatment.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women who are exposed to WAKIX during pregnancy. You are encouraged to enroll in the WAKIX pregnancy registry if you become pregnant while taking WAKIX. To enroll or obtain information from the registry, call 1-800-833-7460.
The safety and effectiveness of WAKIX have not been established in patients less than 18 years of age.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You can also report negative side effects to Harmony Biosciences at 1-800-833-7460.
Indications and Usage
WAKIX is a prescription medicine used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or sudden onset of weak or paralyzed muscles (cataplexy) in adults with narcolepsy.
Please see Full Prescribing Information.
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