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Fluro-Ethyl Side Effects

Generic name: dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Fluro-Ethyl.

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]

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.