Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray

Generic Name: pentafluoropropane/tetrafluoroethane (pen-ta-FLOR-oh-pro-pane/tet-ra-FLOR-oh-eth-ane)
Brand Name: Gebauer's Spray and Stretch

Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray is used for:

Treating certain types of muscle or ligament pain, restricted motion, muscle spasms, and swelling, sprains, strains, bruising, and contusions due to minor sports injuries.

Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray is a skin refrigerant. It works like ice to temporarily reduce pain and swelling.

Do NOT use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray
  • you have diabetes, poor circulation, or insensitive skin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray:

Some medical conditions may interact with Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray. However, no specific interactions with Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray:

Use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Use the smallest dose needed to produce results.
  • The cooling effect of Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray rarely lasts more than a few seconds to a minute. This time interval is usually enough to help reduce or relieve the initial trauma of the injury.
  • Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray depending upon what kind of pain or injury you are treating. Follow the instructions given by your doctor closely. If you are unsure how to use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, contact your doctor or other health care provider.
  • To apply Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, hold can upright over treatment area. Point nozzle at treatment area and press the actuator button firmly to apply. Spray treatment area until the skin just begins to turn white. Do not spray after skin turns white.
  • Do not frost the skin.
  • If you miss a dose of Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray.

Important safety information:

  • Do not spray near the face, on open wounds, or on cut, scraped, or damaged skin.
  • Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray is for external use only. Do not get Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use around the genital area. If you get Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray in your eyes, rinse immediately with cool tap water.
  • Intentionally inhaling the contents of this can may be harmful or even fatal.
  • Overuse of this product may change skin color.
  • The contents of this can are under pressure. Do not burn or puncture the can, even if it appears to be empty.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray during pregnancy. It is unknown if Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Itching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in skin color at the application site; dizziness; trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include change in skin color; symptoms of frostbite (eg, hard skin; loss of feeling; white, waxy, or purple appearance).

Proper storage of Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray:

Store Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not expose to temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Keep Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Gebauer's Spray and Stretch aerosol spray.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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