Ethyol

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Ethyol Information

Ethyol, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Dry Mouth. Ethyol also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Ethyol is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Ethyol also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting. While these are the most often observed Ethyol side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Ethyol go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Ethyol's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Unknown for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Ethyol related warnings talks about Ethyol's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Dehydration must refrain from the use of Ethyol since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Ethyol contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Ethyol with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Ethyol, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Ethyol Benefits & Uses

Ethyol is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Ethyol Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Before radiation therapy
Geriatric
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: before radiation therapy


Ethyol Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ethyol is used -

Mild

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting

Ethyol Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ethyol safe for pregnant women?


    It is not known what effect Ethyol will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Ethyol safe during breastfeeding?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Ethyol on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Ethyol will cause side effects or not.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Ethyol on the Kidneys?


    Ethyol may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ethyol on the Liver?


    Ethyol is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ethyol on the Heart?


    Ethyol may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Ethyol with Other Drugs

Ethyol should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Ethyol Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ethyol unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ethyol

  • Is this Ethyol habit forming or addictive?


    Ethyol is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Ethyol can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Ethyol is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Ethyol is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Ethyol Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ethyol


    Ethyol may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ethyol


    Drinking alcohol while taking Ethyol may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    Mild


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ethyol® (amifostine)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 876

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 133-134



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