What are Poppers?

18 May 2021
By Roger Jones
roger@TheCork.ie

All drugs, including the misuse of prescribed medication, can pose serious health risks, up to and including possible death. However, it must be acknowledged that drugs do exist, so what are poppers?

Poppers is the term for the group of chemicals known as alkyl nitrates that include amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite. They can exist as a transparent or yellow-coloured liquid in a small bottle or tube. The vapour is inhaled through the mouth or nose.

What are they?

They are psychoactive drugs. They are often used through inhaling, resulting in a “high” feeling causing the user excitement. In a nutshell, it is said that poppers increase sex drive and come with a strong, short-lived effect.

How they are used?

Traditionally the process of opening the container involved a crushing was followed by a pop sound, which led to the onomatopoeic poppers name. Poppers are stored in bottles from which the fumes are inhaled.

The Effects of Poppers

Medically, poppers are designed to relax the muscles. Upon consumption, the user can feel muscle relaxation. The effect is accompanied by blood vessels spreading, circulation increase, increased heart rate, heat, and excitement.

The dilation of blood vessels leads to a drop in the user’s blood pressure. The consumer then becomes light-headed. People living in England may like to click onto strongest poppers uk for more information. The stronger the popper is the stronger the side effect.

The Side Effects of Poppers

Side effects include;

  • Feeling disoriented and uncomfortable
  • Yellow skin lesions around the nose, lips, mouth, and eyes
  • An accelerated heart rhythm known as tachycardia
  • If used with certain drugs such as Viagra, Man King, Cialis, Kamagra, among others, it can lead to a dangerous blood pressure drop
  • Allergic reactions
  • Breathing problems
  • Raging headaches

Who Uses Poppers?

Popper usage is limited by legislation in many countries (most recently in the UK) but is legal in the US.

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