Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is a sclerosing (skler-OH-sing) agent. It works by increasing the formation of blood clots and scar tissue inside certain types of veins. This helps decrease dilation of enlarged veins. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is used to treat small uncomplicated varicose veins in the legs. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate is not a cure for varicose veins and the effects of this medication may not be permanent. Sodium tetradecyl sulfate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sotradecol helps to treat varicose veins, a condition characterized by swollen, enlarged and gnarled veins appearing in the legs and feet. This medication is available as an injection directly into the varicose vein and requires a doctor's prescription. Note that this medication is not a permanent cure for varicose veins.