What is GHB and What Does this Drug Do?
GHB Drug or Gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is known generically as sodium oxybate, a powerful central nervous system depressant used to treat narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a condition that causes severe daytime sleepiness. “Xyrem” is the trade name of the only sodium oxybate-base prescription medication approve by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating narcolepsy.
When users take Xyrem at bedtime, it increases deep sleep and the amount of time spent asleep at night, which reduces the number of sleep episodes during the day.
GHB or sodium oxybate is a Schedule control substance, which means it has a high potential for abuse when taken overdose. It is strictly control in the United States. Only patients who take part in a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy program may receive treatment with Xyrem
Gamma hydroxybutyrate is a naturally occurring chemical that came to attention in the 1920s.
It is a potent CNS depressant initially use as an athletic performance booster and an anaesthetic.
its is a colourless and odourless substance available in powder and liquid forms known by street names of soap . It is frequently misuse as a date rape drug.
Legally, the drug is present as sodium oxybate (Xyrem) and finds its use in treating Narcolepsy and drug/alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
How To Identify GHB Drug
The drug is primarily available on the streets as a clear liquid or a white powder. Legally the drug is available as a sodium salt of GHB (sodium oxybate) under the name Xyrem.