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Entonox is used in paediatrics, obstetrics, and for procedural pain. The low solubility of nitrous oxide in biological tissue and fluid means, in clinical practice, that Entonox provides rapid pain relief and elimination of the gas from the lungs. A further safety feature is the composition of an inhaled mixture product consisting of 50% nitrous oxide and oxygen to prevent hypoxia during administration.
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 does not need to be administered by a specialist anaesthetist, but can be administered by trained staff such as nurses and midwives.
For detailed information about contraindications, special warnings, or precautions of use, please contact Afrox Healthcare.