RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST/INVERSE AGONIST
Wakix is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy. Wakix is also known by its drug name, pitolisant.
Wakix is a receptor antagonist/inverse agonist. Wakix is believed to work in cases of narcolepsy by increasing histamine levels in the brain. Histamine is necessary for the sleep-wake cycle.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Wakix is taken once per day in the morning.
Wakix comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Wakix lists common side effects including insomnia, nausea, and anxiety.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Wakix include hallucinations and irregular electrical activity of the heart.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Wakix — Harmony Biosciences
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