Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Xyrem

Descriptions


Sodium oxybate is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and to reduce the number of cataplexy (weak or paralyzed muscles) attacks in people with narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is an uncontrollable desire for sleep or a sudden attack of deep sleep.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, and you can only get it from one central pharmacy. Before you use sodium oxybate your doctor 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.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution