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Sodium Hypochlorite Topical
What Is Sodium Hypochlorite Topical?
Sodium hypochlorite topical is an antibiotic that fights bacteria.
Sodium hypochlorite topical is used to treat or prevent infections caused by cuts or abrasions, skin ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, or surgery.
Sodium hypochlorite topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use sodium hypochlorite topical if you are sensitive to chlorine products (such as bleach).
You should not use sodium hypochlorite topical if you are allergic to it, or if you are sensitive to chlorine products (such as bleach).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether sodium hypochlorite topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether sodium hypochlorite topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of thesesigns of an allergic reaction:hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using sodium hypochlorite topical and call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe redness or irritation of treated skin;
- no improvement in your skin condition; or
- new or worsening pain or swelling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Interactions
Avoid getting this medicine on your clothing or bed linens. Sodium hypochlorite topical may bleach colored fabric.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied sodium hypochlorite. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Sodium Hypochlorite Topical Dosage
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Apply or pour this medicine over the affected skin area.
To treat a skin wound or ulcer, apply sodium hypochlorite topical by pouring it over the wound. You may also soak a piece of gauze dressing and apply the gauze to the wound. Follow your doctor's directions about how long to leave the gauze in place over the wound.
You can apply petroleum jelly (Vaseline) to the skin around the skin wound or affected area, to keep the medicine from getting onto healthy skin.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
An overdose of sodium hypochlorite topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.Do notuse extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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