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Sotradecol

SOTRADECOL®
(sodium tetradecyl sulfate) Injection

FOR INTRAVENOUS USE ONLY

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is an anionic surfactant which occurs as a white, waxy solid. The structural formula is as follows:

SOTRADECOL (Sodium Tetradscyl Sulfate) structural formula illustration

C14H28NaS04       7-Ethyl -2-methyl -4-hendecanol sulfate sodium salt       MW 316.44

Sotradecol® (sodium tetradecyl sulfate injection) is a sterile nonpyrogenic solution for intravenous use as a sclerosing agent.

1% (10 mg/mL): Each mL contains sodium tetradecyl sulfate 10 mg, benzyl alcohol 0.02 mL and dibasic sodium phosphate, anhydrous 4.0 mg in Water for Injection. pH 7.9; monobasic sodium phosphate and/or sodium hydroxide added, if needed, for pH adjustment.

3% (30 mg/mL): Each mL contains sodium tetradecyl sulfate 30 mg, benzyl alcohol 0.02 mL and dibasic sodium phosphate, anhydrous 9.0 mg in Water for Injection. pH 7.9; monobasic sodium phosphate and/or sodium hydroxide added, if needed, for pH adjustment.

What are the possible side effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; sneezing, runny nose, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, fast heart rate; or
  • pain, itching, peeling, skin sores, or skin changes where the medicine was injected.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild headache;
  • nausea,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/16/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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