Gamma Hydroxybutyrate


    Effective for

    gamma Excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy). Taking GHB helps people with narcolepsy to sleep at night so that they feel less sleepy during the day. GHB also reduces other symptoms that sometimes accompany narcolepsy.

    May be effective for

    alcohol use disorder. Using GHB seems to reduce symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and prevent relapse in people who have already completed the detox.
    Withdrawal from heroin, morphine and other opioid drugs. GHB use appears to reduce withdrawal symptoms in heroin and methadone maintenance addicts.