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Ethamolin

Ethamolin®
(ethanolamine oleate) Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ETHAMOLIN® (Ethanolamine Oleate) Injection is a mild sclerosing agent. Chemically it is C17H33COOH •NH2CH2CH2OH. It has the following structure:

Ethamolin® (Ethanolamine Oleate) Structural Formula Illustration

The empirical formula is C20H41NO3, representing a molecular weight of 343.55.

ETHAMOLIN Injection consists of ethanolamine, a basic substance, which when combined with oleic acid, forms a clear pale-yellow to straw-colored, deliquescent oleate. The pH ranges from 8.0 to 9.0.

ETHAMOLIN Injection is a sterile, apyrogenic, aqueous solution containing in each mL approximately 50 mg of ethanolamine oleate with benzyl alcohol 2% by volume as preservative.

What are the possible side effects of ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • cough or hiccups (may be a sign of fluid buildup around the lungs);
  • fever, chills, cough with yellow or green mucus;
  • stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath; or
  • severe pain or burning in your upper stomach.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • low fever; or
  • trouble...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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