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Ethamolin Dosage

Generic name: Ethanolamine Oleate 50mg in 1mL
Dosage form: injection, solution
Drug class: Sclerosing agents

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jan 30, 2023.

Local ETHAMOLIN Injection sclerotherapy of esophageal varices should be performed by physicians who are famillar 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 theacute 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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