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General Information on Sodium Thiosulphate

Generic Name : Sodium Thiosulphate

Pronunciation : SOE-dee-um THYE-oh-SUL-fate

Latest prescription information about Sodium Thiosulphate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidotes

Trade Names/Brand Names of Sodium Thiosulphate

India- Histaglobulin, Histoglob inj.
International- Versiclear Lotion.

Why is Sodium Thiosulphate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical antifungal and keratolytic agent, prescribed for tinea versicolor, and cyanide poisoning.  It helps to loosen and shed hard, scaly skin.

When should Sodium Thiosulphate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Sodium Thiosulphate?

Topical- Apply a thin film to all affected areas.
Adult: IV To be given after Na nitrite has been administered: 12.5 g over 10 minutes.

How should Sodium Thiosulphate be taken?

It comes as a lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Sodium Thiosulphate?

General

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cut, scraped, irritated, or damaged skin, who are taking other medications, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Lotion

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth, and nose.

It may cause harm if it is swallowed.

What are the side effects of Sodium Thiosulphate?

Breathing problem, temporary burning or stinging at the application site.

What are the other precautions for Sodium Thiosulphate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Sodium Thiosulphate?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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