How Does WAKIX Work?

Chris, a real person with narcolepsy with cataplexy taking WAKIX, sitting with friends
Chris - Living with narcolepsy Taking WAKIX since 2021

How Does WAKIX Work?

WAKIX is a first-of-its-kind medication that is thought to work differently

While the way WAKIX works is not fully understood, it is thought that WAKIX reduces excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or cataplexy by increasing histamine levels in the brain. Watch a brief video about how WAKIX is thought to work.

Video thumbnail showing WAKIX increases histamine in the brain

What does histamine do in the brain?

Histamine is a natural chemical in the brain that works in two ways to help us stay awake during the day.

Histamine:Arrow pointing up to represent increased wakefulness and arrow pointing down to represent reduced sleep