Ethamolin Side Effects

Generic Name: ethanolamine oleate

Note: This document contains side effect information about ethanolamine oleate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ethamolin.

Some side effects of Ethamolin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to ethanolamine oleate: injectable solution

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking ethanolamine oleate (the active ingredient contained in Ethamolin) 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 of ethanolamine oleate 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.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ethanolamine oleate: injectable solution

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included pleural effusion/infiltration (2.1%) and pneumonia (1.2%).

Local

Local side effects have included esophageal ulcer (2.1%) and esophageal stricture (1.3%). Esophagitis, tearing of the esophagus, sloughing of the mucosa overlying the injected varix, ulceration, necrosis, and periesophageal abscess and perforation have also been reported.

General

General side effects have included pyrexia (1.8%) and retrosternal pain (1.6%). Bacteremia has been reported rarely.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included anaphylactic shock.

Renal

Renal side effects have included acute renal failure.

Acute renal failure with spontaneous recovery has been reported in 2 cases following injection of 15 to 20 mL of ethanolamine oleate.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have rarely included spinal cord paralysis due to occlusion of the anterior spinal artery.

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have rarely included disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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