Before Using

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:


Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.


Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.


No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of sodium tetradecyl sulfate injection in geriatric patients.


There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Asthma or
  • Blood clotting problems (eg, phlebitis migrans, thrombophlebitis) or
  • Blood problems (eg, dyscrasia, sepsis) or
  • Blood vessel problems (eg, deep vein incompetence, huge superficial veins with connections to deeper veins, valvular vein incompetence) or
  • Cancer or
  • Cellulitis, acute or
  • Diabetes, uncontrolled or
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or
  • Infection, acute or
  • Lung disease, acute or
  • Prolonged immobilization (eg, bedridden) or
  • Skin disease, acute or
  • Tuberculosis or
  • Varicosities caused by abdominal and pelvic tumors (unless the tumor has been removed)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Blood vessel disease (eg, peripheral arteriosclerosis, thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger's disease)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.