Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2022 Apr 22;60(4):486-488. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
Clinical Toxicology and Environmental Biomonitoring Laboratory, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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. Read More