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Ethamolin

Ethamolin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Ethamolin

Generic Name: ethanolamine oleate (Pronunciation: ETH a NOLE a meen OH lee ate)

What is ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin)?

Ethanolamine oleate is a sclerosing (skler-OS-ing) agent. It works by creating scar tissue inside a swollen or dilated (wider than normal) vein to prevent bleeding.

Ethanolamine oleate is used to treat esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels inside the tissues lining the esophagus or upper part of the stomach). Esophageal varices is a life-threatening condition that causes severe bleeding from the esophagus into the throat or intestines. Esophageal varices is caused by liver disease.

Ethanolamine oleate is only for treating esophageal varices that have recently bled. This medication is not for treating varicose veins in the legs.

Ethanolamine oleate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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 swallowing.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Ethamolin (ethanolamine oleate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about ethanolamine oleate (Ethamolin)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ethanolamine oleate or oleic acid (oleo).

Ethanolamine oleate will not treat any underlying liver disease.

If possible before receiving this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, heart disease, or lung disease.

In an emergency situation it may not be possible before you are treated to tell your caregivers about your health conditions or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows that you have received this medication.

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

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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