Sotradecol treats varicose veins. Can cause injection site pain.

Sotradecol Overview


Sotradecol is a prescription medication used to treat varicose veins. Sotradecol belongs to a group of drugs called sclerosing agents.  These work by reducing small varicose veins.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Sotradecol include injection site pain, hives, and permanent discoloration.

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  • Other
  • Esophageal And Gastric Varices
  • Varicose Veins

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  • A month or so
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Uses of Sotradecol

Sotradecol is a prescription medication used to treat varicose veins.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate

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Sotradecol Drug Class

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Side Effects of Sotradecol

Serious side effects have been reported with Sotradecol. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Sotradecol include the following:

  • injection site pain
  • hives
  • injection site ulcer (sore)
  • skin necrosis (skin tissue dies)
  • severe whole-body allergic reaction
  • permanent discoloration
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache

This is not a complete list of Sotradecol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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