Top
10
Doctor insights on: Nitrous Oxide Side Effects

Share
1

1
What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?

What are the side effects of nitrous oxide?

Sleepiness, nausea: Nitrous oxide is a gas that can be used as a component of general anesthesia. It is a weak anesthetic in its own right, and is sometimes used in dental offices to supplement pain relief. Its main effect is drowsiness or sleep, and the most common side effect is nausea. Nitrous oxide is used much less in anesthesia today since we have other, more potent anesthetic gases in wide use. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
1 doctor shared a insight

Nitrous Oxide (Definition)

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas consisting of two atoms of nitrogen and one of oxygen. It is commonly known as "laughing gas" because of the sense euphoria it produces and it also has ...Read more


2

2
What are the side effects of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

What are the side effects of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

Giddiness: It makes you feel giddy with poor recall - too high of a dose can cause respiratory depression. It should not be abused. ...Read more

4

4
I was wondering what are the effects of nitrous oxide?

I was wondering what are the effects of nitrous oxide?

Nitrous Oxide:: When some patients get too high a concentration, especially on a full stomach, they may feel nauseous and then regurgitate. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/nitrous_oxide dentists use nitrous oxide and oxygen to relax patients during dental procedures. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
How does nitrous oxide make you feel?

Relaxed: It makes you feel very relaxed. Some people laugh which is why it has the nickname laughing gas. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Can you die from nitrous oxide exposure?

Yes: People have died while using nitrous oxide recreationally. It is due to the lack of oxygen, not the danger inherent in the drug itself. Professionally administered it is extremely safe. Reducing anxiety actually can make dental procedures safer. Prolonged, excessive exposure to nitrous oxide can cause neurological problems. And it's use during pregnancy and by pregnant team members is unwise. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What is the definition or description of: nitrous oxide?

What is the definition or description of: nitrous oxide?

Laughing gas: Nitrous oxide is used : as an analgesia to reduce patient fear, perception and pain. It creates a mild euphoria and sense of well being it does not anesthetize teeth or oral tissues it has a somewhat sweet smell. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Are nitrous oxide and Cialis incompatible?

Are nitrous oxide and Cialis incompatible?

No,: Cialis is a vasodialator and is may be effected by other vasodialators like "nitrates" (nitroglycerin). Nitrous oxide is not a vasodialator and does not stay in your blood stream beyond its use. The half life of n202 is 5 minutes. Having an erection during dentistry might not be too comfortable or "compatable". ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

Does nitrous oxide have any addicting agents?

No: Nitrous oxide is a gas and is completely eliminated from your system prior to you leaving the dental office. ...Read more