"Nov. 2, 2012 -- Safety steps taken in the wake of the fungal meningitis outbreak have worsened drug shortages, raising questions about whether the U.S. must choose between the safety and the availability of crucial medicines.
- Clinician Information:
Ethyl Chloride Consumer (continued)
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medication may be harmful if inhaled. If accidentally inhaled, you may experience symptoms such as drowsiness, slowed breathing, slow heartbeat.
NOTES: Not applicable.
MISSED DOSE: Not applicable.
STORAGE: Contents are under pressure. Store in a cool place at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C). Do not store above 122 degrees F (50 degrees C). Do not use near an open flame, electrical equipment that may ignite a fire, or hot surfaces. Do not store on or near high-frequency ultrasound equipment. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Information last revised May 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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