• Bleeding disorders

Ethamolin Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Ethanolamine oleate 50mg/mL; soln for IV inj; contains benzyl alcohol 2%.

Pharmacological Class

Sclerosing agent.

How Supplied

Ampules (2mL)—10


Ethamolin Indications


For the treatment of esophageal varices that have recently bled, to prevent rebleeding.

Ethamolin Dosage and Administration


Usual IV dose: 1.5–5mL per varix. Max dose per treatment session: 20mL. Child Class C or concomitant cardiopulmonary disease: give less than the recommended max dose. To obliterate the varix, may give injections at the time of the acute bleeding episode and then after one week, six weeks, three months, and six months as indicated.


Not recommended.

Ethamolin Contraindications

Not Applicable

Ethamolin Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Ethamolin Warnings/Precautions


Should be performed by physician familiar with technique. Submucosal inj: not recommended. Cardiorespiratory disease; monitor. Child Class C (more likely to develop esophageal ulceration). Elderly, critically ill (increased risk of fatal aspiration pneumonia). Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Ethamolin Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Ethamolin Interactions

Ethamolin Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Pleural effusion/infiltration, esophageal ulcer, pyrexia, retrosternal pain, esophageal stricture, pneumonia, rare: anaphylactic reaction (may be fatal), acute renal failure.

Ethamolin Clinical Trials

See Literature

Ethamolin Note

Not Applicable

Ethamolin Patient Counseling

See Literature