HOW DO CNS DEPRESSANTS WORK?
CNS depressants have a compound called gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which is also naturally present in the body and gets converted into gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that inhibits brain activity, inducing a calming effect and drowsiness essential for treating narcolepsy.
HOW ARE CNS DEPRESSANTS USED?
CNS depressants are mainly used to treat sleep disorders such as narcolepsy.
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF CNS DEPRESSANTS?
CNS depressants can cause the following side effects:
- Decreased weight
- Decreased appetite
- Parasomnia (a sleep disorder that causes abnormal behavior while sleeping)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Dry mouth
- Depressed mood
- Enuresis (bed-wetting)
- Paresthesia (burning or prickling sensation)
- Muscle spasms
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.