Sodium thiosulfate Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to sodium thiosulfate: intravenous solution
As well as its needed effects, sodium thiosulfate may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking sodium thiosulfate, check with your doctor immediately:Symptoms of overdose:
- blurred vision
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
- mental changes
- muscle cramps
- nausea and vomiting
- pain in the joints
- ringing in the ears
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sodium thiosulfate: compounding powder, intravenous solution
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, osmotic disturbances[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Headache, disorientation, salty taste in mouth, warm sensation over body[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Psychotic behavior including agitation, delusions, and hallucinations[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Arthralgia, hyperreflexia, muscle cramps[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Prolonged bleeding time[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Tinnitus[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Diuretic effects[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
2. "Product Information. Sodium Thiosulfate (sodium thiosulfate)." American Regent Laboratories Inc, Shirley, NY.
It is possible that some side effects of sodium thiosulfate may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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