Sodium sulfate

Active ingredient description

Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous is the anhydrous, sodium salt form of sulfuric acid. Sodium sulfate anhydrous disassociates in water to provide sodium ions and sulfate ions. Sodium ion is the principal cation of the extracellular fluid and plays a large part in the therapy of fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Sodium sulfate anhydrous is an electrolyte replenisher and is used in isosmotic solutions so that administration does not disturb normal electrolyte balance and does not lead to absorption or excretion of water and ions.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Sodium sulfate
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A06 Laxatives → A06A Laxatives → A06AD Osmotically acting laxatives
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Sodium sulfate is found within below combination drugs:

ACTISOUFRE , CASENGLICOL , CLENSIA , COLAX , COLONSOFT , COLONSTERIL , COLOPEG , COLYTE , DARMEN SALT , DIGEDRYL , EZICLEN , FORTRANS , GAVILYTE-C , GAVILYTE-G , GLYCOPREP , Glycoprep-O , GO-LYTELY , GOLYTELY , HEPARGITOL , IZINOVA , KLEAN-PREP , LEBERSAL , MOVIPREP , PEGLYTE , PLEINVUE , PLENVU , RHINO SULFURYL , SALCEDOL , SUPREP , XIMEPEG

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

0YPR65R21J - SODIUM SULFATE

CAS registry number

7757-82-6 - Sodium sulfate

SNOMED-CT

69958001 - Sodium sulfate (substance)