Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate (Intravenous Route)

Name: Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate (Intravenous Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Sotradecol

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Allergic conditions or
  • Bedridden or
  • Cellulitis or
  • Deep vein incompetence or
  • Huge superficial veins with connections to deeper veins or
  • Infections or
  • Phlebitis migrans or
  • Respiratory diseases or
  • Skin diseases or
  • Thrombophlebitis or
  • Valvular vein incompetence or
  • Varicosities caused by abdominal and pelvic tumors (unless the tumor has been removed)—Sodium tetradecyl sulfate should not be administered.
  • Asthma or
  • Blood dyscrasias or
  • Diabetes or
  • Hyperthyroidism or
  • Neoplasm or
  • Sepsis or
  • Tuberculosis—Sodium tetradecyl sulfate should not be administered.
  • Peripheral arteriosclerosis or
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)—Extreme caution should be used; sodium tetradecyl sulfate may make these conditions worse.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For varicose veins:
      • Adults—0.5 to 2 milliliters injected into the vein, depending on the size and degree of varicosity.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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