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.
Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate in children with use in other age groups.
Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing the use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate in the elderly with use in other age groups.
|All Trimesters||C||Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.|
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.
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.
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:
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of sodium tetradecyl sulfate. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Allergic conditions or
- Bedridden or
- Cellulitis or
- Deep vein incompetence or
- Huge superficial veins with connections to deeper veins or
- Infections or
- Phlebitis migrans or
- Respiratory diseases or
- Skin diseases or
- Thrombophlebitis or
- Valvular vein incompetence or
- Varicosities caused by abdominal and pelvic tumors (unless the tumor has been removed)—Sodium tetradecyl sulfate should not be administered.
- Asthma or
- Blood dyscrasias or
- Diabetes or
- Hyperthyroidism or
- Neoplasm or
- Sepsis or
- Tuberculosis—Sodium tetradecyl sulfate should not be administered.
- Peripheral arteriosclerosis or
- Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)—Extreme caution should be used; sodium tetradecyl sulfate may make these conditions worse.