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Fluro-Ethyl Side Effects

Generic Name: dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dichlorotetrafluorethane / ethyl chloride topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document 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]


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

Not all side effects for Fluro-Ethyl may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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