Consumer medicine information

Medical Carbanox

Medical Carbanox

(Carbon Dioxide Ph. Eur. 5% and Oxygen Ph. Eur. 95%)

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 Carbanox is used for

Medical Carbanox is used to help you to start breathing again if you have stopped.

Medical Carbanox may also be used to give you Carbon Dioxide safely if it is needed as part of your anaesthetic treatment.

Medical Carbanox may sometimes be used in clinical investigations.

Before you take Medical Carbanox

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

You should not take Medical Carbanox if you suffer from chronic respiratory disease, drug-induced respiratory depression or if your body fluids are abnormally acidic.

Medical Carbanox interacts with anaesthetic agents at high concentrations and causes irregular heartbeats. Medical Carbanox also interacts with adrenaline. Medical Carbanox influences the uptake and use of many drugs.

Medical Carbanox is unlikely to affect breast-feeding. It is also unlikely to affect pregnancy, but its use is not recommended in pregnant women.

You should not drive or operate machinery while taking Medical Carbanox

How to take Medical Carbanox

Your doctor or nurse will decide how much Medical Carbanox you need. You will usually breathe the gas in via a face mask.

What to do if you take too much

It is not possible to take too much Medical Carbanox but a few patients have reported headaches, sweating and feeling sick after taking Medical Carbanox

While you are taking Medical Carbanox

Things you must do

Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Medical Carbanox

Tell your doctor if you have had a general anaesthetic.

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

Things you must not do

Do not stop taking Medical Carbanox without first checking with your doctor.

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Side effects

Taking Medical Carbanox may result in sweating, nausea and headaches.

After you have taken Medical Carbanox


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


Medical Carbanox 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 Carbanox is a mixture of two colourless, odourless gases, Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen, supplied in a pressurised gas cylinder with a valve. The gas cylinder contains only Medical Carbanox.

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

Cylinder sizes include 2.8L, 9.5L, 23L and 50L as measured by nominal water capacity.


Carbon Dioxide-5% v/v
Oxygen- 95% v/v.

Manufacturer/Distributor/ Supplier:

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

AUST R 27180

This leaflet was prepared in June 2013.

Published by MIMS September 2019