Ethanolamine injection

July 17, 2018

Ethanolamine injection

What is this medicine?

ETHANOLAMINE (ETH ah NOL ah meen) is a drug is used to help prevent bleeding of esophageal varices (abnormally enlarged veins in the esophagus).

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fever

  • pain behind your sternum (chest bone)

  • pain in your esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What if I miss a dose?

Keep all appointments for repeat treatments if needed, as directed by your doctor.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart disease

  • liver disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ethanolamine, oleic acid, ethanolamine oleate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Report any unusual reactions after the procedure promptly to your doctor.


July 17, 2018