Quantity of phenibut in dietary supplements before and after FDA warnings

  title={Quantity of phenibut in dietary supplements before and after FDA warnings},
  author={Pieter A. Cohen and Ross Ellison and John C Travis and Slava V Gaufberg and Roy R. Gerona},
  journal={Clinical Toxicology},
  pages={486 - 488}
Abstract Introduction Phenibut is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal and other conditions in Russia. The drug, however, has abuse potential and may cause lethargy, delirium, psychosis and coma. In the United States (US), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved the use of phenibut as a prescription medication, but the drug is available over-the-counter in dietary supplements. More than 80 cases of coma and death have been associated with phenibut consumption… 


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