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Sodium thiosulfate

Generic Name: Sodium Thiosulfate (SOW dee um thye oh SUL fate)
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Sodium Thiosulfate. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take sodium thiosulfate with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use sodium thiosulfate as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Sodium thiosulfate Side Effects

Sodium thiosulfate Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to sodium thiosulfate: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, sodium thiosulfate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sodium thiosulfate:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Agitation
  • blurred vision
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • mental changes
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pain in the joints
  • ringing in the ears

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to sodium thiosulfate: compounding powder, intravenous solution


Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, osmotic disturbances

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, disorientation, salty taste in mouth, warm sensation over body


Frequency not reported: Hypotension


Frequency not reported: Psychotic behavior including agitation, delusions, and hallucinations


Frequency not reported: Arthralgia, hyperreflexia, muscle cramps


Frequency not reported: Prolonged bleeding time


Frequency not reported: Tinnitus


Frequency not reported: Blurred vision


Frequency not reported: Diuretic effects

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Sodium Thiosulfate (www.drugs.com/cdi/sodium-thiosulfate.html).