Sotradecol is used to treat varicose veins. Sotradecol (Sodium tetradecyl sulfate) is a sclerosing agent. When injected into a varicose vein, it causes ‘mini’ inflammation into the area and formation of a clot that blocks the collapsed vein. Doctors use Sotradecol for resolving small varicose veins in the lower leg only. It cannot be used for large varicose veins with complications such as incompetent valves or with inflammation.
Sotradecol is an injectable drug that is injected right into the varicose vein.
You need a prescription to purchase Sotradecol. Sotradecol must be injected only by a doctor expert in blood vessel diseases, such as vascular surgeons. Serious conditions can occur if Sotradecol is misused.
2 What to Know Before Using
Your doctor will consider the following before starting treatment with Sotradecol.
If you experienced sensitivities to Sotradecol before, tell it to your doctor. You cannot use Sotradecol if you are allergic to it.
Make sure to tell all your health problems to the doctor before taking Sotradecol. The doctor needs to know if you have Buerger’s disease, hardening of the arteries, heart problems, blood clotting problems, or nerve injuries. Sotredecol should be used with precaution when you have these conditions.
You cannot use Sotradecol if you have the following conditions:
Have redness or tenderness in the vein
Pain, swelling or redness near the vein
If you are bedridden
Have varicose veins due to stomach or pelvic tumor that has not been removed
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