Consumer medicine information

Medical Air

(Air, Ph. Eur. 100%)

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

Please read this leaflet carefully before you receive this treatment. It provides a summary of the information known about your treatment. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, ask your doctor.

Remember, this treatment is for you. It may harm someone else if they receive it even if their symptoms appear to be the same as yours. So do not give this treatment to anybody else.

Keep this leaflet. You may wish to refer to it again.

What Medical Air is used for

Medical Air is used as a replacement for the normal air you breathe in (atmospheric air). It is used when the atmospheric air has been contaminated by fumes, vapours or gases which may irritate you or are dangerous to your health when breathed in. In ventilators and incubators, it provides clean and controlled air flow.

Medical Air is also used as a carrier gas for volatile anaesthetics during surgery.

Before you take Medical Air

If you are not sure if you should be taking Medical Air, talk to your doctor.

There are no special circumstances which would stop you taking Medical Air.

Remember, air supports combustion, so there should be no smoking or any naked lights when Medical Air is in use.

Medical Air does not interact with any other types of medicine you may be taking and will not be affected by any food or drink.

Treatment with Medical Air on its own will not affect your ability to drive.

How to take Medical Air

Your doctor, or nurse, will decide how much Medical Air you need and how it is taken.

What to do if you take too much

As Medical Air is the same as the atmospheric air you breathe in normally, you cannot take too much.

While you are taking Medical Air

Be sure to keep all of your appointments with your doctor so that your progress can be checked.

Side effects

There are no side effects after taking Medical Air. However, tell your doctor as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Medical Air.

After taking Medical Air

Medical Air is the same as the atmospheric air you breathe in there are no adverse effects after taking Medical Air on its own.


Medical Air is supplied to the hospital, clinic or doctor and they will be responsible for ensuring the container is stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.


Medical Air is supplied to the hospital or clinic or doctor and they will be responsible for ensuring the container is returned to the manufacturer.

Product Description

What it looks like

Medical Air is a colourless, odourless gas supplied in a pressurised gas cylinder with a valve. The gas cylinder contains only Medical Air.

The gas cylinders’ colour code is a white body with a black & white triangle shoulder (plus 2 x “N”), as determined by AS 4484.

Cylinder sizes include 2.8L, 9.5L, 23L, 50L, 6 pack 300L and 12 pack 600L as measured by nominal water capacity.


Air – 100 % v/v.

Manufacturer/Distributor/ Supplier:

Coregas Pty. Ltd.
66 Loftus Road.
Yennora. NSW. 2161

AUST R 27160

This leaflet was prepared in June 2013.

Published by MIMS October 2019