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LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL GAS MIXTURE 4

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

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Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture4
Medicinal gas, compressed
Package Leaflet: Information for the User
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4
Carbon Monoxide 0.3%, Helium 10%,
Oxygen 21% and Nitrogen 68.7%,
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 is Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4
1. and what is it used for
2. Things to consider before use
3. How to use Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture
4 cylinders
6. Further Information

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1. WHAT IS LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL GAS
MIXTURE 4 AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 is a medicinal
gas mixture, supplied in cylinders filled to a high
pressure.
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 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. THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE USE
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 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.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 will not affect
you or your baby if used during pregnancy or whilst
breastfeeding.

Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture4, Medicinal gas, compressed

Driving and using machines

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

You may drive and use machines after using Lung
Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 providing that your
healthcare professional considers that you are both
fit and capable.

You should not have any side effects with Lung
Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 when used for the
short duration of your lung function test.

3. HOW TO USE LUNG FUNCTION MEDICAL
GAS MIXTURE 4
Instructions for use
Your healthcare professional will ensure that your
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 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 4 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 4 than you should
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 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 4 during the test and this will be
administered under the supervision of your
healthcare professional.
If you have any further questions on how this
product is used, ask your healthcare professional.

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Reporting of side effects
However, 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 4
Expiry date
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 should not be
used after the expiry date stated on the batch label
on the cylinder.
This medicinal gas mixture 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.
The healthcare professional in the hospital or clinic
will be responsible for making sure the cylinders
are stored correctly.

Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture4, Medicinal gas, compressed

DO NOT SMOKE or have a naked flame near your
Medical Air gas cylinder.
NEVER use oil based moisturising creams with
your Medical Air equipment.

There are no other ingredients.
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 cylinders
Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 is supplied in
the following size cylinders:

1500

Cylinder Cylinder
Contents
Size
(Litres)
AK

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6000

Body of cylinder
viewed from the side

All cylinders require separate pressure regulators to
be fitted to the cylinder valves before use.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
BOC Ltd
The Priestley Centre
10 Priestley Road
The Surrey Research Park
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XY
Tel 0800 111333
This leaflet was last approved in
02/2016

HLC/505550_MED_MIX04/UKS/0316

What Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4
contains
Your Lung Function Medical Gas Mixture 4 cylinder
contains a compressed medical gas mixture made
up of 0.3% Carbon Monoxide, 10% Helium, 21%
Oxygen and 68.7% Nitrogen.

AV

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

Shoulder of cylinder
viewed from above

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

Cylinder Cylinder
Contents
Size
(Litres)

03

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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