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LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL GAS MIXTURE 1

Active substance(s): CARBON MONOXIDE / HELIUM / NITROGEN / OXYGEN

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Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1
Medicinal gas, compressed
Package leaflet: Information for the user
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1
Carbon Monoxide 0.28%, Helium 14%,
Oxygen 18% and Nitrogen 67.72%
Medicinal gas, compressed
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
using this medicine
• Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again.
• If you have further questions, ask your
healthcare professional (doctor, nurse or
pharmacist).
• This medicine has been prescribed for you.
• Do not pass it on to others as it may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects become serious, or
if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your healthcare professional
immediately.
This leaflet gives you information about:
1. What Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 is
and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Lung
Function Medical Gas Mixture 1
3. How to use Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture
1 cylinders
6. Contents of the cylinder and other information

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1. WHAT IS LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL GAS
MIXTURE 1 WHAT IS IT USED FOR
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 is a medicinal
gas mixture, supplied in cylinders filled to a high
pressure.
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 is used for
testing the performance of your lungs and is only
used in hospital in conjunction with specialised
lung function testing equipment.
The mixture helps to check if your lungs are
working properly.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE
YOU USE LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL GAS
MIXTURE 1
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 is only given
to you in a hospital or clinic under the supervision
of a healthcare professional. Ensure that your
healthcare professional is aware of any medical
conditions that you may have.

Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 Medicinal gas, compressed package leaflet: Information for the user

Pregnancy and breast feeding
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 will not affect
you or your baby if used during pregnancy or whilst
breast feeding.
Driving and using machines
You may drive and use machines after using Lung
Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 providing that your
healthcare professional considers that you are both
fit and capable.

3. HOW TO USE LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL
GAS MIXTURE 1
Instructions for use
Your healthcare professional will ensure that your
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 supply is
suitable for your use and that the equipment has
been set up correctly so that you receive the right
amount of gas.
When you are given your Lung Function Medical
Gas Mixture 1 it will be supplied via a facemask
or a mouthpiece with a nose clip placed over your
nose.
If you use more Lung Function Medical Gas
Mixture 1 than you should
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 can be
harmful if inhaled continuously for a prolonged
period due to the fact that it contains Carbon
Monoxide, which can cause low oxygen levels in
your blood. However, you will only be required
to take a few breaths of Lung Function Medical
Gas Mixture 1 during the test and this will be
administered under the supervision of your
healthcare professional.

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If you have any further questions on how this
product is used, ask your healthcare professional.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
You should not have any side effects with Lung
Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 when used for the
short duration of your lung function test.
Reporting of side effects
If you experience any side effects contact your
healthcare professional immediately. You can also
report side effects directly to the Medicines and
Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
via the Yellow Card Scheme www. mhra.gov.uk/
yellowcard and to BOC Healthcare. By reporting
side effects you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL
GAS MIXTURE 1
Expiry date
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 should not be
used after the expiry date stated on the batch label
on the cylinder.
Product should be used in strict rotation so that
cylinders with the earliest expiry date are used
first.
Cylinder storage
Cylinders should be securely stored, in a well
ventilated, dry and clean area, away from oils,
greases, flammable materials and sources of
extreme temperature.

Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 Medicinal gas, compressed package leaflet: Information for the user

The healthcare professional in the hospital or clinic
will be responsible for making sure the cylinders
are stored correctly.

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The shoulder of Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture
1 cylinders are colour coded bright green. The body
is colour coded light green.

DO NOT SMOKE or have a naked flame near your
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 cylinder.

Shoulder of cylinders viewed
from above

NEVER use oil based moisturising creams with
your cylinder equipment.

Body of cylinder types viewed
from the side

6. CONTENTS OF THE CYLINDER AND
OTHER INFORMATION
What Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1
contains
Your Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 cylinder
contains a compressed medical gas mixture made
up of 0.28% Carbon Monoxide, 14% Helium, 18%
Oxygen and 67.72% Nitrogen.

All cylinders require separate pressure regulators to
be fitted to the cylinder valve before use.

Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 cylinders
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 1 is supplied in
the following size cylinders:

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer
BOC Ltd
The Priestley Centre
10 Priestley Road
The Surrey Research Park
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XY
Tel 0800 111 333

Cylinder
Size

This leaflet was last approved in
08/2016

There are no other ingredients.

1500

Cylinder
Size
AV

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Cylinder
Contents
(Litres)
6000

HLC/605295/UKS/0916

AV

Cylinder
Contents
(Litres)

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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