Sodium Oxybate (Systemic)
Brand Names : Xyrem, GHB
Oxybate (SOE-dee-um OX-ee-bait) is used
to reduce the number of cataplexy (weak or paralyzed muscles) attacks in people
with narcolepsy. This medicine is available only with your healthcare professional's
prescription, and you can only get it from one central pharmacy. Before you
use sodium oxybate your healthcare professional should teach you about the
safe and effective use of this medicine. You cannot get the medicine until
you have read the information the pharmacy will send you about sodium oxybate.
Sodium oxybate is available only in the following dosage forms:
Oral Solution (U.S.)
Sodium oxybate is a Schedule III, federally controlled substance.
This means that if you sell, distribute, or give your medicine to anyone else,
or if you use your sodium oxybate for purposes other than what it was prescribed
for, you may be punished under federal and state law by jail and fines. Your
sodium oxybate should be used only by you, as prescribed by your healthcare
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
Other commonly used names are
† Not commercially available in Canada.