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Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can reduce anxiety during dental procedures. Other healthcare providers may also use nitrous oxide for pain and as a mild sedative. People often refer to nitrous oxide as laughing gas. Once a person uses nitrous oxide, it does not take long before they feel the effects of the gas.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that is commonly used for sedation and pain relief, but is also used by people to feel intoxicated or high. It is commonly used by dentists and medical professionals to sedate patients undergoing minor medical procedures. It is also increasingly being used to treat people withdrawing from alcohol dependence. Nitrous oxide is classified as a dissociative anaesthetic and has been found to produce dissociation of the mind from the body a sense of floatingdistorted perceptions and in rare cases, visual hallucinations.
The gas is inhaled, typically by discharging nitrous gas cartridges bulbs or whippets into another object, such as a balloon, or directly into the mouth. There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.
The following effects may be felt almost immediately and can last for a few minutes: 2,4,5. There is no current evidence demonstrating that mixing nitrous oxide with other substances increases health risks.
Potential side effects of nitrous oxide
However, it is possible that combining the gas with stimulants and other drugs places additional pressure on the heart, increases blood pressure and may disrupt heart rate. Anecdotal evidence suggests that combining nitrous oxide with other drugs such as cannabisketamineLSDmagic mushroom and salvia can cause intense dissociation. When inhaling directly from tanks or whippets bulbsthe gas is intensely cold C degrees and can cause frostbite to the nose, lips and throat including vocal cords.
Releasing the nitrous oxide into a balloon helps to warm the gas and normalise the pressure before inhaling. People can also harm themselves if they use faulty gas dispensers, which may explode. There are no ificant withdrawal symptoms apart from cravings to use more nitrous.
What to know about nitrous oxide
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Last published: October 06, What is nitrous oxide? Other types of dissociatives Ketamine Methoxetamine. Effects of nitrous oxide There is no safe level of drug use.
If a large amount of nitrous oxide is inhaled it can produce: 2,4,7 loss of blood pressure fainting heart attack. Mixing with other drugs There is no current evidence demonstrating that mixing nitrous oxide with other substances increases health risks. Health and safety When inhaling directly from tanks or whippets bulbsthe gas is intensely cold C degrees and can cause frostbite to the nose, lips and throat including vocal cords.
Nitrous oxide Fact sheet Getting help If your use of nitrous oxide is affecting your health, family, relationships, work, school, financial or other life situations, you can find help and support. Path2Help Not sure what you are looking for?
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Last updated: 06 Oct