Medicinal nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture has been used widely in the treatment of pain and reduction of anxiety during minor interventions, investigations or surgical procedures, particularly where fast onset and offset of analgesia or sedation is desired.
The analgesic and anxiolytic properties of Linde Healthcare’s medicinal nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture ENTONOX® play an important role in helping patients overcome the apprehension associated with pain. It is fast acting and rapidly eliminated from the body once inhalation stops. The effects are predictable and reliable, with no loss of consciousness and minimal side effects.
ENTONOX is administered by inhalation, so there is no need to insert a cannula or set up an intravenous line. This means that this form of analgesia/sedation does not need to be administered by specialist anaesthetist, but can be administered by trained healthcare staff such as paramedics and nurses.