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Sodium Oxybate (Systemic)

Brand Names : Xyrem, GHB

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Anticataplectic

Sodium 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 professional.

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Xyrem

Other commonly used names are


† Not commercially available in Canada.


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Sodium Oxybate: Before Using

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