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Dichlorotetrafluorethane / Ethyl Chloride Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 75%-25%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Anesthesia

Spray injection site from a distance of 4 inches for 2 to 3 seconds, swab skin and quickly introduce needle.

Minor Surgery:
Spray operative site from a distance of 2 to 4 inches for a few seconds. Spray until the skin begins to turn white but do not frost skin. Swab skin and quickly make incision.

Spray area to be abraded from a distance of 2 to 4 inches for 20 to 30 seconds. Do not reapply to abraded area or open wound.

Minor Sports Injury:
Spray affected area from a distance of 6 to 12 inches for a few seconds until the tissue begins to frost and turn white. Do not spray beyond this point. Reapply as needed.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride is for external use only.

Dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride is considered contraindicated for use in patients with vascular impairment of the extremities.

Ethyl chloride may cause liver and kidney dysfunction especially with long term exposure.

There are no data on the use of dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride resulting in systemic toxicity, carcinogenicity, or teratogenicity in man based on animal studies and human experiences with occupational exposure below the recommended exposure limit.

The components of dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride spray are not listed as carcinogens by IARC, NTP, or OSHA.

Application to the eyes and surrounding areas should be avoided.

Inhalation may result in narcotic and general anesthetic effects and may produce deep anesthesia, fatal coma, and respiratory and/or cardiac arrest.

The skin surrounding the treatment area may require protection with petrolatum jelly prior to application of dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride as a vapocoolant.

The vapocoolant action of dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl chloride may lower the resistance to infection and delay healing. The thawing process may be painful.


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