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Sodium phenylacetate/sodium benzoate (By injection)

Sodium Benzoate (SOE-dee-um BEN-zoe-ate), Sodium Phenylacetate (SOE-dee-um fen-il-AS-e-tate)

Lowers the amount of ammonia in your blood, and keeps the amount low. Too much ammonia damages your brain and nervous system. A problem called "urea cycle disorder" causes too much ammonia in the blood.

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When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sodium benzoate or sodium phenylacetate.

How to Use 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:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

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: 12/12/2016

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