Sodium Oxybate

BreastfeedingPediatric
  • TRADE NAME: Xyrem (Jazz)
  • INDICATIONS: Cataplexy (in patients with narcolepsy)
  • SYNONYM: GHB
  • CLASS: Anesthetic; general
  • HALF-LIFE: 0.3–1 hour
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Alcohol, Amitriptyline, Antipsychotics, Benzodiazepines, Clobazam, Hydromorphone, Hypnotics, Levomepromazine, Phenobarbital, Risperidone, Sedatives, Tricyclic depressants, Zuclopenthixol

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B

Sodium oxybate is a class of drugs that are also known as: designer drugs, party drugs, club drugs, recreational drugs, rave drugs, fantasy drugs, date rape drugs or abuse drugs.

Central nervous system depressant with abuse potential. Should not be used with alcohol or other CNS depressants.

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Our database has 136 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
HAIR.
MUCOSAL.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
HEMATOLOGIC.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
OTIC.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


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Page last updated 06/25/2020

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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