Now FDA approved to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in children 6 years of age and older with narcolepsy.

How to Take WAKIX

Kristen - Living with narcolepsy Taking WAKIX since 2020

How to Take WAKIX

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    WAKIX tablets should be taken once daily in the morning, as soon as you wake up

You only need to take WAKIX once each day in the morning. Avoid taking WAKIX later in the day.

  • If you miss a dose, take the next dose the following morning as soon as you wake up.

WAKIX comes in two tablet strengths (4.45 mg and 17.8 mg). Depending on your dose, you may have to take more than one tablet. Always take WAKIX exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

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    In the morning, as soon as you wake up

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    Once a day

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    Every day

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    Later in the day

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    More than once a day

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    Only on certain days

If you have any questions about when to take WAKIX, talk with your healthcare provider.

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    Your healthcare provider will work with you to find the dose that is right for you

Your healthcare provider will start at a lower dose and increase your dose each week to find the right dose for you. This process is called titration.

  • Titration can take time, but it's important for you and your healthcare provider to find the dose that's right for you.

Talk to your healthcare provider about how you are feeling after starting WAKIX.

  • Tell them about any improvements you notice as well as any potential side effects.
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    Do not stop or change the dose on your own without talking to your healthcare provider first. If you have any questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

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Starting and staying on track with WAKIX

When starting a medication, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider so he or she can help you understand what to expect. Download this guide for a few things to discuss with your healthcare provider when starting WAKIX.