Alkyl Nitrates or poppers as they are commonly called are inhaled for recreational purposes, but in particularly as an aphrodisiac. Alkyl nitrates are commonly sold in caps which is why they are called poppers. Users break the neck of the glass vial in order to release the vapors.

Side Effects of Alkyl Nitrates

These drugs reduce blood pressure and dilate blood vessels, while increasing their heart rate and making the user feel very dizzy and disoriented. The most common side effects associated with Alkyl Nitrates include:

  • Poisonous if swallowed
  • Skin will be scarred, spotted and rashes develop
  • Starves the body of oxygen
  • Racing and irregular heartbeat
  • Damages the nervous system, heart, liver and lungs
  • Loss of hearing, vision and sensation

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