Sodium Oxybate (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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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. This medicine is a narcotic agent that is used for sedation.
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.
Note: 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 doctor.