GHB

GHB facts at a glance

The signs and symptoms of using GHB can include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Induced sleep
  • Nausea
  • Reduced inhibitions
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Confusion and agitation

The consequences of using GHB may include:

  • Extreme drowsiness/grogginess
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty focusing eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Impaired movement and speech
  • Reduced muscle tone
  • Disorientation
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Coma
  • Respiratory distress
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Amnesia
  • Death
  • Can be addictive with prolonged use

GHB or gamma-hydroxybutyrate – printable fact sheet (PDF 67 KB)

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This page was last reviewed in March 2014.