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Amyl Nitrite

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What is amyl nitrite

Amyl nitrite is classified as an inhalant and is a vasodilator which means it dilates blood vessels. It is one of the nitrite class of drugs. Others include butyl nitrite, isobutyl nitrite and the nitrates such as nitro-glycerine.

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Amyl Nitrite
Amyl Nitrite

Amyl Nitrite

(C5H11ONO)

Amyl nitrate is used in medicine for some cardiac medical procedures. It is also used to treat cynide poisoning. Amyl nitrate is highly flammable. Historically, amyl nitrate has been used to enhance sexual experience. Amyl nitrate is used at clubs and dance parties.

Physical effects can include

  • impaired/decreased coordination and muscle control
  • increased libido
  • chest pain
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
  • warm sensations
  • light-headedness and dizziness
  • temporary erectile dysfunction
  • unpleasant breath
  • skin sensitivity
  • redness or rash around mouth and nose
  • headache
  • sinusitis
  • runny nose
  • wheezing and breathing difficulty
  • nose bleeds
  • bloodshot or glazed eyes
  • blurred vision
  • loss of consciousness

How amyl nitrite affects your body

Tap a body part to learn more of the effects amyl nitrite places on your body.

Psychological effects can include

  • agitated, uneasy and aggressive
  • increased sensual awareness
  • lowered inhibitions / increased confidence
  • hallucinations and delusions
  • confusion and disorientation
  • impaired judgement

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