Introduction and description
Sodium oxybate ( tradenames Xyrem and Alcover) is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) associated with narcolepsy.
Sodium oxybate is the sodium salt of γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB).
Under the name Alcover, it is used in Italy for treatment of alcohol withdrawal and dependence.
The description for Xyrem can be found by following the link to GHB.