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Dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical Side Effects

Applies to dichlorotetrafluorethane/ethyl chloride topical: topical spray


Local side effects have included frostbite.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included cutaneous sensitization and altered pigmentation.[Ref]


Other side effects associated with the vapocoolant action have included pain upon thawing, lowered resistance to infection, and delay in healing.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Fluro-Ethyl (dichlorotetrafluorethane-ethyl Cl topical)." Gebauer Company, Cleveland, OH.

Some side effects of dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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