Side effect(s) of Sodium Oxybate

Written by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Checked by S. Hemamalini, B. Pharm
Review the side-effects of Sodium Oxybate as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Headache, nausea, dizziness, throat pain, drowsiness, vomiting, and urinary incontinence.

Eye and ENT- Ringing in the ear, blurred vision.

Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Nausea and Vomiting.

General- Lethargy, pain.

Musculoskeletal- Back pain.

Central Nervous System- Disturbance in attention, Dizziness, Headache, Confusional state, Depression, Sleep disorder, Sleep walking.

Other Precautions : *Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Sodium Oxybate

Sodium Oxybate(Xyrem) generic is a central nervous system depressant, used to treat daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy, and sudden muscular weakness called cataplexy.
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