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Sodium thiosulfate (Intravenous)

Sodium Thiosulfate (SOE-dee-um thye-oh-SUL-fate)

Treats cyanide poisoning.

Brand Name(s):

Nithiodote

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Because cyanide poisoning can be life-threatening, there is no reason this medicine should not be used to treat a person with cyanide poisoning.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • This medicine has no known side effects.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

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


Last Updated: 11/4/2014
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