Drug-induced psychosis and neurological effects following nitrous oxide misuse: A case report

Drug-induced psychosis and neurological effects following nitrous oxide misuse: A case report

By Matthew Mo Kin Kwok, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP/ Jane de Lemos, PharmD, MSc Epid/ Mazen Sharaf, BSc Pharm, ACPR

Nitrous oxide (N2O), commonly known as “laughing gas,”[1] has historically been used for medicinal purposes such as anesthesia, analgesia, and sedation.[2] It is also available as a consumer product in canisters known as “whippits” that are used in whipped cream dispensers.