According to the official Leptitox site, Leptitox is an invention which has been designed by a paramedic by the title of Morgan Hurst and is a culmination of Malaysia’s culture and an independent healthcare researcher called Sonya Rhodes. The product is said to have been created after a paramedic saw the effects of using oxygen at work. He felt that the system was an improvement over the oxygen systems and was keen to help create a similar one for the medical profession. In other words it was to be a way of enabling paramedics and doctors alike to continue to work without having to carry oxygen tanks around with them.
According to Hurst and Rhodes Leptitox works in the same way as oxygen but is not as toxic or as dangerous. It is a gel, which is injected under the skin and provides a quick and reliable supply of oxygen. Unlike traditional oxygen, it does not cause any dilation of the blood or an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. As a result it can be used more effectively by paramedics.
Leptitox can be used on both patients and animals as well as people with varying degrees of respiratory problems and those with poor circulation. It is usually used in conjunction with a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP). When the pressure drops the Leptitox in the system reduces the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the patient.
Leptitox has proven its worth in the healthcare industry but its effects are still controversial. Critics of Leptitox claim that the side effects include increased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dry mouth and difficulty breathing. The side effects are also said to be more pronounced for patients who are suffering from respiratory problems. But Leptitox has been used in hospitals for over three decades and has developed a high reputation. This means that there should be no reason why this product should not be considered for use by patients and even in animals.
In addition to Leptitox, there are also the Leukotron and Loxapine which both use similar methods to supply oxygen to patients. However they are said to produce a longer lasting effect than Leptitox and are more expensive than Leptitox. One of the main advantages of Leptitox is that the system is simple to use and does not require the user to worry about potential side effects or the health of their system.
Leptitox has been used for around thirty years now and while it is not recommended for emergency situations is very useful and is very effective in many situations. Leptitox is probably the most commonly used respiratory treatment in the UK and it is easy to see why.