A liquid chemical sold in a small bottle, usually sniffed
How the drug works varies from person to person
- How you might feel
- Euphoric, aroused, rush of blood to the head (head rush) and/or sick, faint, reduced co-ordination.
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- Effects on your body
- Increased blood flow to different parts of the body. Can cause nosebleeds, headaches or chest pains.
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- How long it takes to work
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- How long the effects last
- The headrush lasts for a few minutes then gets less. You might feel dizzy or sick for a while afterwards.
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- Common risks
- Swallowing poppers can be fatal. Sniffing poppers is bad for anyone with heart problems because it can cause irregular or fast heart rhythms. Repeated use can damage your eyesight.
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- Mixing drugs
- Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
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