Active ingredients: nitrous oxide
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 2 NOVEMBER 2001: Nitrous oxide is indicated in adults and children for: 1. General anaesthesia, usually as an adjuvant to other volatile or intravenous anaesthetics. 2. Analgesia (with oxygen) eg. dentistry and obstetrics.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Inhalation.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient nitrous oxide
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems