As an active pharmaceutical ingredient, sodium metal is used in the formulation of antacid, antiseptic and laxative. It is also used to manufacture specific types of vitamins and antifungal drugs. Sodium metal is also required to synthesize specific medicines and to compose different pharmaceutical compounds. Its presence can be noticed in the composition of different ointments, gels and creams meant for topical application. This water soluble pharmaceutical chemical is available in gray or black colored powder form. Pure content, standard shelf life and stable chemical properties are some of its key aspects.