ProNox – Nitrous Oxide Delivery System
HTX Urology is now pleased to offer ProNox, a Nitrous Oxide delivery system for patient comfort during in-office procedures. ProNox is a great idea for those that experience anxiety in a doctor’s office, or for those with low pain tolerances.
How does ProNox Work?
ProNoxTM is a fixed mixture of 50% Nitrous Oxide and 50% Oxygen that is delivered by a specially designed on-demand valve. Gases are only delivered to the patient when valve is used. This is patient-managed, meaning you control how long to use and it when to use it during the procedure. ProNoxTM works in a way that the patient can recognize when the dosing is appropriate and remove the mouthpiece when the desired effect has been achieved.
Does ProNox have Side Effects?
Some patients may experience short-lived nausea. Usually taking several breaths away from the mouthpiece will resolve this feeling. Make sure to speak with Dr. Dhir if you have COPD or recent thoracic or abdominal surgery, as this is a contraindication to ProNox use.
Is ProNox safe?
Yes. Nitrous Oxide has been used for decades around the world. It is very short-acting, not addictive, and has been shown to minimize the need for narcotic pain medications after procedures and surgery. Patients can use ProNox and even drive themselves home from the clinic as long as they wait 15 minutes after their last inhalation.