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Waklert 100mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Waklert 100mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy). It improves wakefulness and helps you to stay awake and reduces the tendency to fall asleep during the day, thus restoring the normal sleep cycle.

Waklert 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping). It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. However, these side effects are temporary and usually resolve on their own in some time. Please consult your doctor if these do not subside or bother you.

Always remember that this medicine only used when advised by a doctor as it is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. You should try to get the right amount of sleep every night. Before taking Waklert 100mg Tablet, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart, liver, or have a history of seizures (epilepsy or fits). Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or if you have any suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Waklert Tablet

  • Narcolepsy (Uncontrollable daytime sleepiness)

Side effects of Waklert Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Waklert

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

How to use Waklert Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Waklert 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Waklert Tablet works

Waklert 100mg Tablet modulates the levels of chemical messengers in the brain and exerts a stimulant effect to reduce extreme sleepiness.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Waklert 100mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Waklert 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Waklert 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Waklert 100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Patients to be advised to avoid driving or any other potentially dangerous activity.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Waklert 100mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Waklert 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Waklert Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Waklert 100mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take it with or without food, preferably in morning time before you need to be alert.
  • It is not a replacement for a good sleep routine. Try to get the right amount of sleep every night.
  • It may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable pain killer. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Your doctor may monitor you for heart disease and blood pressure while taking this medicine.
  • It makes contraceptive pills less effective, consult with a doctor for effective contraception.
  • Avoid taking alcohol while taking this medicine as it may lead to increase side effects. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Stop taking medication and inform your doctor if you experience rash, itching or breathing problem while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you had a history of depression, anxiety, mood disorder, or mania and drug abuse. 
  • Inform your doctor if you notice difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, hallucinations, nausea,  chest pain, and fast or slow heart rate.
  • It may cause addiction/ dependence potential when taken for long term. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Waklert with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Does waklert (armodafinil) increase memory or reduces memory?
Dr. Venkatraju Kalidindi
Psychiatry
Dear 1mg-user, Please consult clinical psychologist in this website, I am counseling specialist I am not authorized to deal with Medicines, I can only treat patients with counseling by phone or video chatting.
Main problem : I keep feeling too sleepy throughout the day. I have so many things to do related to my career, family and social life but this problem has been consuming most of my quality time, brings down my energy making me too less productive. I have been reading about this thing over Internet and what I can figure out myself is that my problem seems to be too close to Narcolepsy.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Narcolepsy is sudden uncontrollable bout of sleepiness. Often sleep problems are due to poor quality of night time sleep. You may go for a sleep study or polysomnography to identify sleep related issues and tackle the problem easily.
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FAQs

Q. Does armodafinil work?

Armodafinil is effective if taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by a doctor

Q. What does armodafinil look like?

Armodafinil is available in the form of a tablet which is to be taken orally

Q. Is armodafinil a narcotic/is it addictive?

No. Armodafinil is not a narcotic. It has very low potential to be a habit forming medicine. Please follow your doctor's instructions about the dose and duration of treatment. Do not take it for longer time than prescribed. Do not discontinue the treatment abruptly.

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