Injectables » Sclerotherapy Agents
Ethamolin® (ethanolamine oleate)
Type of Drug:
Injection, mild sclerosing agent
5% is available in 2 mL ampules supplied as boxes of 10 ampules
Indications and Usage:
Ethamolin Injection is indicated for the treatment of patients with esophageal varices that have recently bled, to prevent rebleeding. Ethamolin is not indicated for the treatment of patients with esophageal varices that have not bled. There is no evidence that treatment of this population decreases the likelihood of bleeding. Sclerotherapy with Ethamolin has no beneficial effect upon portal hypertension, the cause of esophageal varices, so that recanalization and collateralization may occur, necessitating reinjection.
Side Effects and Contraindications:
Ethamolin Injection should not be administered to subjects with a known hypersensitivity to ethanolamine, oleic acid, or ethanolamine oleate. Side effects may include pleural effusion/infiltration, esophageal ulcer, pyrexia, retrosternal pain, esophageal stricture, and pneumonia.
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