Aus neurologists warn 'nangs' may cause untreatable damage

The finding comes as the TGA moves to curtail recreational use of nitrous oxide

Neurological damage from recreational use of nitrous oxide cannot always be reversed with vitamin B12, specialists warn.

Nitrous oxide cannisters nangs discarded on the street

The team from the Royal Melbourne Hospital examined the records of 13 patients who presented with neurological symptoms from abuse of mini-cannisters of nitrous oxide (N2O) – known as nangs – between 2017 and 2021.

They reported on a significant finding of toxicity independent of vitamin B12

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