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Sodium tetradecyl sulfate Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 26, 2023.

Applies to sodium tetradecyl sulfate: intravenous solution.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, sodium tetradecyl sulfate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sodium tetradecyl sulfate:

Incidence not known

Other side effects

Some side effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sodium tetradecyl sulfate: injectable solution.


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.[Ref]


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.[Ref]

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


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.[Ref]


General side effects have included headache.[Ref]


1. Product Information. Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate). Bioniche Pharma (Canada) Ltd. 2006.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.