A new, handheld inhaler called Penthrox, which brings rapid pain relief to adult trauma patients, is now available in the UK, according to manufacturer Galen Ltd.

The pocket-sized inhaler delivers an analgesic medicine quickly to accident victims and trauma patients attending emergency departments.

Known as “The Green Whistle” in Australia and New Zealand, Penthrox has helped emergency medicine professionals treat patients quickly and effectively for many years. Its launch in the UK will signal the first new advance in emergency pain relief in over a decade. Penthrox contains methoxyflurane, a pain relieving medicine, which is delivered via the inhaler to provide fast, effective pain relief within 6-10 breaths.

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