Sodium tetradecyl sulfate Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to sodium tetradecyl sulfate: intravenous solution

As well as its needed effects, sodium tetradecyl sulfate may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking sodium tetradecyl sulfate, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:

Frequency not known
  • Anxiety
  • burning
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • hayfever
  • hives
  • itching
  • nausea
  • noisy breathing
  • pain, redness, or swelling in arm or leg
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
  • raised red swellings on the skin, lips, tongue, or in the throat
  • redness of skin
  • skin rash
  • sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • tightness in chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • wheezing

Some sodium tetradecyl sulfate side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Frequency not known
  • Headache
  • pain, local
  • pain or redness at site of injection
  • pale skin at site of injection
  • peeling or sloughing of skin
  • ulceration at site of injection

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sodium tetradecyl sulfate: injectable solution

Local

Local side effects have included pain and urticaria or ulceration at the injection site. A permanent discoloration along the path of the sclerosed vein segment has also been reported.

Hypersensitivity

Four cases of anaphylactic shock leading to death have been reported in patients receiving sodium tetradecyl sulfate. Of these four patients, one had a history of asthma.

Hypersensitivity side effects have included hives, asthma, hayfever, and anaphylactic shock.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.

General

General side effects have included headache.

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