Sodium hypochlorite

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Sodium hypochlorite
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Sodium hypochlorite is an anti- infective agent that is FDA approved for the treatment of infection of the skin and tissue. Common adverse reactions include .

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

Infection of the skin and tissue
  • To prevent and treat infection of the skin and tissue.
  • Pre and post surgery- Cuts, abrasions and skin ulcers
  • Dosing Information
  • Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for highly exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Sodium hypochlorite in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Sodium hypochlorite in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric) in the drug label.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Sodium hypochlorite in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

  • There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Sodium hypochlorite in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Contraindications in the drug label.

Warnings

  • For external use only.
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if redness, irritation, swelling or pain persists or increases.
  • Do not use if sensitive to chlorine compounds.
  • Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Clinical Trials Experience in the drug label.

Postmarketing Experience

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Postmarketing Experience in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Drug Interactions in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • Pregnancy Category


Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) Pregnancy Category
  • There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Sodium hypochlorite in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

  • There is no FDA guidance on use of Sodium hypochlorite during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

  • There is no FDA guidance on the use of Sodium hypochlorite in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

  • There is no FDA guidance one the use of Sodium hypochlorite in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

Directions

  • Pour on or apply to affected area. For wound management, use as an irrigant, cleanser, or the wetting agent for a wet-to-moist dressing. Apply once daily for lightly to moderately exudative wounds. Apply twice daily for highly exudative or highly contaminated wounds. Protect surrounding intact skin with a moisture barrier ointment or skin sealant as needed.

Monitoring

  • There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

  • There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite overdosage. If you suspect drug poisoning or overdose, please contact the National Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) immediately.

Pharmacology

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Mechanism of Action

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Mechanism of Action in the drug label.

Structure

There is limited information regarding Sodium hypochlorite Structure in the drug label.

Pharmacodynamics

  • There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

  • There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

  • There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

  • There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

How Supplied

Storage

  • Store at room temperature.
  • May bleach clothing.
  • Keep container closed when not using.

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Patient Counseling Information

  • There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Sodium hypochlorite in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Sodium hypochlorite interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

Look-Alike Drug Names

Drug Shortage Status

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References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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