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Laureth-9 is a sclerosing (skler-OH-sing) agent. It works by increasing the formation of blood clots and scar tissue inside certain types of veins. This helps decrease dilation of enlarged veins.


Varicose veins, bleeding due to gastro-duodenal ulcers, superficial venules and telangiectasis, sclerosing agent for bleeding oesophageal varices.


Insert the needle tangentially into the affected vein; then, with the needle still in the vein, slowly inject 0.1 to 0.3 mL of polidocanol 0.5% solution. Multiple injections may be necessary; however, do not inject more than 10 mL per session. After the needle has been removed, cover the injection site and apply compression in the form of a stocking or bandage. Encourage patients to walk for 15 to 20 minutes after each treatment session.



Special Precautions

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. This medicine may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor or nurse right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your han

Side Effects

Allergic skin reactions, pulmonary oedema, fall in heart rate, transient left pyramidal syndrome, reversible ischaemic neurological deficit.

Drug Interactions

Avoid heavy or strenuous exercise for 2 or 3 days after your treatment. Also avoid sitting for long periods of time, such as long-distance travel in a car or on an airplane. Also avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, hot tubs, or saunas for 2 or 3 days after your treatment.

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