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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.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Local ETHAMOLIN Injection sclerotherapy of esophageal varices should be performed by physicians who are familiar with an acceptable technique. The usual intravenous dose is 1.5 to 5.0 mL per varix. The maximum dose per treatment session should not exceed 20 mL. Patients with significant liver dysfunction (Child Class C) or concomitant cardiopulmonary disease should usually receive less than the recommended maximum dose. Submucosal injections are not recommended as they reportedly are more likely to result in ulceration at the site of injection.
To obliterate the varix, injections may be made at the time of the acute bleeding episode and then after one week, six weeks, three months, and six months, as indicated. Note: Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration before administration whenever solution and container permit.
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ETHAMOLIN® (Ethanolamine Oleate) Injection, 5% is available in 2 mL, sterile, single-use glass ampules supplied as boxes of 10 ampules.
Store at controlled room temperature, 15°– 30°C (59°– 86°F). Protect from light.
Distributed by: QOL Medical, LLC, Vero Beach, FL 32963, www.ethamolin.net, phone 1-866-528-4750, fax 1-866-528-4749, 213250 / Rev. 08/12This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2013
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