Sodium Oxybate
Specialty Drug


SODIUM OXYBATE is used to treat excessive sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. Cataplexy causes a sudden muscle weakness due to a strong emotional response. This medicine is not available in retail pharmacies. Your doctor will enroll you in a program that will provide the drug to you. Compare central nervous system depressants.

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When Will the Generic Be Available?

It is possible that Xyrem may become available as generic sodium oxybate after June 2024. Generics are typically much cheaper than the branded version of a drug.

This is the earliest possible generic release date based on patent expiration at this time. It is possible that sodium oxybate could become available sooner or later, depending on FDA approval, other patents, and whether any manufacturers decide to make a generic version of Xyrem.

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