Penthrox Combo Pk & AC Chamber
PENTHROX® is a medicine which is used to reduce pain.
* This item is a restricted product and only available to registered and licenced medical practitioners.
It is inhaled through the custom-built PENTHROX® INHALER. Pain relief should start after 6-10 breaths. PENTHROX® is intended to reduce the severity of pain, rather than completely eliminate it.
PENTHROX® belongs to a family of medicines called inhalation anaesthetics. At the recommended dose, PENTHROX® provides pain relief without producing anaesthesia.
Before you are given PENTHROX®
When you must not be given PENTHROX........
You must not be given PENTHROX® if you have an allergy to methoxyflurane, other inhalation anaesthetics or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include: • Shortness of breath, wheezing or difficultly to breathe • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body • Rash, itching or hives on the skin You must not be given PENTHROX® if you have, or are suspected of having, an inherited tendency for a condition called malignant hyperthermia. This is a condition where, when you or a related family member has been given an anaesthetic, symptoms such as a very high fever, fast, irregular heartbeat, muscle spasms and breathing problems have occurred. You must not be given PENTHROX® if you have heart disease, kidney disease or reduced function of your kidneys, difficulty breathing or head injury.
If you are not sure whether you should be given PENTHROX®, talk to your healthcare professional.
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