Sodium oxybate

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Sodium oxybate or gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is sold under the brand name Xyrem is a restricted prescription drug licensed for the prevention of cataplexy (sudden, brief episodes of loss of muscle strength) and narcolepsy.[1][2]

Prescription sodium oxybate and Xyrem have significant differences from the illegal street drug also known as GHB.[3]

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  1. "Sodium oxybate Uses, Side Effects & Warnings". Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. "Sodium Oxybate: MedlinePlus Drug Information". Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  3. Carter, Lawrence P.; Pardi, Daniel; Gorsline, Jane; Griffiths, Roland R. (September 1, 2009). "Illicit gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and pharmaceutical sodium oxybate (Xyrem®): differences in characteristics and misuse". Drug and alcohol dependence. 104 (1–2): 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.04.012. ISSN 0376-8716. PMC 2713368. PMID 19493637.