What is Sotradecol?Sotradecol is a medicine used to treat small uncomplicated varicose veins of your lower extremities. Sotradecol is administered intravenously (through a vein in your arm).
What is the most important information I should know about Sotradecol?Sotradecol can cause allergic reactions that may result in death if not immediately treated. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience rash, difficulty breathing, or lightheadedness. Also, Sotradecol can cause local injection-site reactions, including pain, itching, or ulcers.
Blood clots in your legs or lungs can develop after treatment with Sotradecol. Before receiving Sotradecol, your doctor will check if there is a possibility that you might develop blood clots in your legs or lungs to make sure that Sotradecol is safe for you. It is important not to miss any scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have any blood vessel disorder, including peripheral arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or Buerger's disease (a disease when blood clots form in blood vessels of the hands and feet).
Who should not take Sotradecol?Your doctor will not administer Sotradecol to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have certain blood vessel problems, including inflammation of your blood vessels, or enlarged and tortuous veins caused by abdominal and pelvic cancers, unless the cancer has been removed.
Also, your doctor will not administer Sotradecol to you if you have an acute bacterial skin infection or other infections, tuberculosis (a bacterial infection that affects the lungs), diabetes, toxic hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), asthma, cancer, sepsis (a bloodstream infection), blood abnormalities, acute respiratory or skin disease, or if you are bedridden.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Sotradecol?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sotradecol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, blood vessel problems, infections, tuberculosis, diabetes, toxic hyperthyroidism, asthma, cancer, sepsis, blood abnormalities, acute respiratory or skin disease, or a history of blood clots.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you, based on your condition.
How should I take Sotradecol?Your doctor will administer Sotradecol to you.
What should I avoid while taking Sotradecol?Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sotradecol?No significant interactions have been reported with Sotradecol at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Sotradecol?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: allergic reactions, asthma, blood clotting problems, changes in your skin color, headache, injection-site itching or pain, itching, nausea, rash, shedding at the injection site, vomiting
Can I receive Sotradecol if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Sotradecol during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Sotradecol?Sotradecol should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.
How should I store Sotradecol?Your doctor will store this medication for you.