Sodium tetradecyl sulfate

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate treats varicose veins. Can cause injection site pain.

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate Overview

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Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is a prescription medication used to treat varicose veins. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate belongs to a group of drugs called sclerosing agents. These work by reducing small varicose veins.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate include injection site pain, hives, and permanent discoloration.

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Uses of Sodium tetradecyl sulfate

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is a prescription medication used to treat varicose veins.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate Brand Names

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate Drug Class

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Side Effects of Sodium tetradecyl sulfate

Serious side effects have been reported with sodium tetradecyl sulfate. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate include the following:

  • injection site pain
  • hives
  • injection site ulcer (sore)
  • skin necrosis (skin tissue dies)
  • severe whole-body allergic reaction
  • permanent discoloration
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache

This is not a complete list of sodium tetradecyl sulfate side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.