Ethanolamine oleate is a sclerosing (skler-OS-ing) agent. It works by creating scar tissue inside a swollen or dilated (wider than normal) vein to prevent bleeding. Ethanolamine oleate is used to treat esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels inside the tissues lining the esophagus or upper part of the stomach). Esophageal varices is a life-threatening condition that causes severe bleeding from the esophagus into the throat or intestines. Esophageal varices is caused by liver disease. Ethanolamine oleate is only for treating esophageal varices that have recently bled. This medication is not for treating varicose veins in the legs. Ethanolamine oleate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ethamolin is a sclerosing agent. What this means is that ethamolin works by forming scar tissue on the inside of a swollen or enlarged than usual vein so as to stop bleeding. Ethamolin is used in the treatment of esophageal varices which is a serious disorder that causes serious bleeding from the gullet into the throat and intestines.