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Sodium Thiosulfate Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 10%; 25%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cyanide Poisoning

50 mL, slow IV, immediately after sodium nitrite infusion

Comments:
-Use concomitantly with sodium nitrite.
-Administer as soon as possible after diagnosis of life-threatening cyanide poisoning.
-If suspicion of cyanide poisoning is high, initiate treatment without delay.
-Use as an adjunct to supportive therapies
-When the diagnosis of cyanide poisoning is uncertain, carefully weigh the potential risks against the potential benefits, especially if the patient is not in extremis.

Use: For sequential use with sodium nitrite for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning that is judged to be life-threatening.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cyanide Poisoning

1 mL/kg (30 to 40 mL/m(2)), slow IV, immediately after sodium nitrite infusion
Maximum dose: 50 mL

Comments:
-Use concomitantly with sodium nitrite.
-Administer as soon as possible after diagnosis of life-threatening cyanide poisoning.
-If suspicion of cyanide poisoning is high, initiate treatment without delay.
-Use as an adjunct to supportive therapies
-When the diagnosis of cyanide poisoning is uncertain, carefully weigh the potential risks against the potential benefits, especially if the patient is not in extremis.

Use: For sequential use with sodium nitrite for acute cyanide poisoning that is judged to be life-threatening.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

-If signs of poisoning reappear, repeat treatment using half the original dose.

Anemia:
-Reduce dose proportionally to the hemoglobin concentration.

Hypotension:
-Decrease rate of infusion if significant hypotension is noted.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Store at controlled room temperature.
-Protect from direct light.
-Do not freeze.

IV compatibility:
-Not compatible with hydroxocobalamin.

Monitoring:
-Monitor blood pressure during the infusion.
-Monitor patients at least 24 to 48 hours for adequate oxygenation, perfusion, and for signs of recurrence of cyanide toxicity.
-When possible, obtain hemoglobin/hematocrit at treatment initiation.
-Pulse oximetry and calculated oxygen saturation based on measured PO(2) are unreliable in the presence of methemoglobinemia.

Further information

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