Sodium Acetate Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 7/26/2022
Sodium Acetate Side Effects Center

What Is Sodium Acetate?

Sodium Acetate is an electrolyte replenisher used as a source of sodium, for addition to intravenous (IV) fluids to prevent or correct low levels of sodium in the blood (hyponatremia). Sodium acetate is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Sodium Acetate?

Common side effects of sodium acetate include:

  • sodium overload
  • excessive hydration
  • dilution of other serum electrolyte concentrations
  • fluid in the lungs, or
  • low levels of blood potassium (hypokalemia)

Sodium Acetate may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • severe dizziness,
  • severe sweating,
  • fever,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • nausea,
  • shortness of breath,
  • chest pain, and
  • cough

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

Seek medical care or call 911 at once if you have the following serious side effects:

  • Serious eye symptoms such as sudden vision loss, blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain or swelling, or seeing halos around lights;
  • Serious heart symptoms such as fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeats; fluttering in your chest; shortness of breath; and sudden dizziness, lightheartedness, or passing out;
  • Severe headache, confusion, slurred speech, arm or leg weakness, trouble walking, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, very stiff muscles, high fever, profuse sweating, or tremors.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

Dosage for Sodium Acetate

Sodium Acetate Injection is administered intravenously only after dilution in a larger volume of fluid. The dose and rate of administration depends on the individual needs of the patient.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Sodium Acetate?

Sodium Acetate may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Sodium Acetate During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Sodium Acetate should be used only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Sodium Acetate Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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SIDE EFFECTS

Sodium overload can occur with intravenous infusion of excessive amounts of sodium-containing solutions. See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sodium Acetate (Sodium Acetate Injection)

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