AIR LIQUIDE HEALTHCARE EP Grade (medical air) 100% v/v Gas Cylinder
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet?
This leaflet answers some common questions about Medicinal Air. It contains only some information, and does not take the place of talking to your doctor or appropriate healthcare professional.
If you have any questions about using Medicinal Air, ask your doctor.
Keep this leaflet with you as you may want to read it again.
What Medicinal Air is used for?
Medicinal Air is indicated for respiratory assistance.
- For normal respiration
- In anaesthetic equipment as a carrier gas during surgery
- For nebulisation of inhaled drugs when oxygen supplementation is not required.
It is usually given by a doctor, dentist, ambulance officer or nurse via a mask or nasal prongs.
Your doctor may prescribe Medicinal Air for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Medicinal Air has been prescribed for you.
Before you use Medicinal Air
When you must not use it
MEDICINAL AIR WILL BOOST BURNING AND MAY INCREASE THE CHANCE OF FIRE.
DO NOT SMOKE
DO NOT PLACE NEAR FLAMES or HEAT SOURCES
DO NOT USE OIL OR GREASE
Do not use Medicinal Air if the cylinder is damaged
Before you start to use it
Care should be taken when using Medicinal Air because it is stored at high pressure in the gas cylinder.
Secure cylinders by appropriate means (chains, hooks) in order to keep them upright and prevent them from falling over.
Do not use an adaptor or connector to connect devices that do not normally fit.
Never stand facing the valve outlet, always stand opposite the pressure reducing valve some distance behind the cylinder
Check before first use that the tamper evident seal is intact.
How to use Medicinal Air
Medicinal Air should only be used under the supervision of your doctor or healthcare professional for ventilatory or nebulisation purposes.
How much to use and how to use it
The amount of Medicinal Air you need will be decided by your doctor. It is given by breathing it through a mask or nasal prongs.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully, and do not modify the flow of Medicinal Air.
If you do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor for help.
How long to use it?
Your doctor will decide how long you need to use Medicinal Air.
After you have used Medicinal Air
Things you must not do
You must not smoke, or be near naked flames such as candles, gas stoves etc or sources of fire such as matches or lighters.
There are no known side effects for medicinal air
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are using Medicinal Air.
Tell your doctor immediately if:
You notice anything that is making you feel unwell or go to casualty at your nearest hospital.
After using Medicinal Air
Medicinal Air is stored as a compressed gas in cylinders.
For safety, store cylinders in well ventilated areas and not in small enclosed spaces.
Do not discard empty or damaged cylinders.
All cylinders are to be returned to the supplier whose details are on the product label.
What it looks like
Medicinal Air is an odourless, colourless gas.
Regulated gas inhalation in prescribed litres per minute (L/min).
As a minimum each cylinder package contains 100 % medicinal Air.
- Steel or aluminium cylinders
- White body
- black and white shoulder quadrants.
Not all cylinder packages and volumes may be marketed
Name and Address of Sponsor
Air Liquide Healthcare Pty Limited
Air Liquide Australia Pty Ltd
Royal Domain Centre
380 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC, 3004
Australian Registration Number
Air – AUST R 97748 (Compressed)
This leaflet was prepared on May 2019.
Version Number: 1
Published by MIMS December 2019