Sodium Oxybate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sodium Oxybate?

(SOW dee um ox i BATE)

• This medicine is used to treat cataplexy (sudden emotional shock with loss of muscle tone) in patients with narcolepsy.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you have drug or alcohol addiction, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mental illness or thoughts of suicide, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities for at least 6 hours after taking.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines and natural products that slow your actions and reactions.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting...

 
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