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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.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
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