Entonox is a sweet smelling colourless gas. Due to a low solubility in blood and tissues the metabolism of Nitrous Oxide is minimal.Entonox is a Schedule 4 drug for therapeutic use. Nitrous Oxide is an asphyxiant in the absence of Oxygen.It is supplied as a gas mixture at high pressure in metal cylinders. It vigorously supports combustion of many materials which will not normally burn in air.
Entonox is used as an analgesic agent in first aid, emergency services, obstetrics, ambulances, nursing services and in doctors’ and dental surgeries.
Entonox is used for the relief of short term pain including: acute trauma, dental procedures and other painful procedures such as childbirth, wound and burn dressing, wound debridement and suturing.
Entonox is only suitable for self-administration by patient.
Entonox is indicated in adults and children for analgesia.
Hypersensitivity to Nitrous Oxide or any other component in the gas
Nitrous Oxide should not be used where air is entrapped within a body
Nitrous Oxide should not be used on intoxicated or heavily sedated patients
Where there is prolonged exposure, monitoring of peripheral blood for features of megaloblastic anaemia and leucopenia is recommended
BOC Ltd | Medical Gases and Equipment
BOC Ltd is a member of the Linde Group and Australia’s largest provider of Medical Gases.
With two distinct customer groups, Institutions and Private Patients, BOC Ltd has a service tailored to each groups' needs.
For the Institutions, ranging from large hospitals through to the local Doctors Surgery, BOC Ltd ensures that these customers have a sufficient and reliable supply of high grade quality Medical Gases and related equipment. For home patients we ensure that our patients have the equipment and gases they need and are adequately trained and comfortable with their use.
Why use BOC Ltd?
Our experience enables us to efficiently transfer global knowledge and worldwide applications technology to suit your requirements.
The benefits include:
1. High quality Safe Products providing peace of mind to all
2. Provision of Patient Education ensuring maximum benefit from the Therapies provided
3. Access to a complete range of gases, equipment and safety products
4. Access to new technologies in medical equipment
5. Cost-effective, national geographical delivery and supply options
6. Skilled team
7. Dedicated national customer service centre.