Active Ingredient(s):Sodium Oxybate FDA Approved: * July 17, 2002 Pharm Company: *ORPHAN MEDCL Category:Narcolepsy
Sodium oxybate, sold under the brand name Xyrem among others, is a medication used to treat two symptoms of narcolepsy: sudden muscle weakness and excessive daytime sleepiness. It is used sometimes in France and Italy as an anesthetic given intravenously;: 15, 27–28 it is also used in Italy to treat alcohol addiction and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
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