Sodium Thiosulfate solution for injection

September 30, 2017

Sodium Thiosulfate solution for injection

What is this medicine?

SODIUM THIOSULFATE (SOE dee um thi oh SUHL feyt) is used to treat cyanide poisoning. If a poisoning or overdose occurs, get emergency help. Do not treat a poisoning or overdose yourself. It is also a protective medicine used to prevent or lessen the kidney damage that can be caused by cisplatin chemotherapy.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • low blood pressure

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sodium thiosulfate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Visit your doctor as directed.

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September 30, 2017