Are Wakix and Provigil the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Wakix?
Common side effects of Wakix include:
- nausea, and
What Are Possible Side Effects of Provigil?
- upper respiratory tract infection,
- dry mouth, and
- trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Provigil including:
- easy bruising or bleeding,
- chest pain,
- fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, or
- mental/mood changes (such as confusion, depression, hallucinations, rare thoughts of suicide).
What Is Wakix?
Wakix (pitolisant) is a histamine-3 (H3) receptor antagonist/inverse agonist indicated for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adult patients with narcolepsy.
What Is Provigil?
Provigil (modafinil) is a stimulant prescribed to increase wakefulness in patients with excessive sleepiness related to narcolepsy, shiftwork sleep disorder, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.
What Drugs Interact With Wakix?
Wakix may interact with certain antidepressants, seizure medications, rifampin, antihistamines, antiarrhythmics, hormonal contraceptives, midazolam, and cyclosporine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Provigil?
Provigil drug interactions include cyclosporine (Sandimmune), theophylline (Theo-24), hormonal contraceptives (for example, Micronor), warfarin (Coumadin), diazepam (Valium), propranolol (Inderal), imipramine (Tofranil), desipramine (Norpramin), phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), rifampin (Rifadin), Ketoconazole (Nizoral) and itraconazole (Sporanox). Provigil has not been adequately studied in pregnant women and it is unknown if it is excreted in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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Harmony Biosciences. Wakix Product Information.
FDA. Provigil Product Information.