Alkyl Nitrites
Other names
Poppers,Alkyl Nitrites, Butyl Nitrate, Isobutyl Nitrite Product names include: Ram, Thrust, Rock Hard, Kix, TNT, Liquid Gold
What is looks like & how it is taken
Clear or straw-coloured liquid in a small bottleVapour which is breathed in through the mouth or nose from a small bottle or tube
The effects
Brief but intense 'head-rush'
Flushed face and neck
Effects fade after 2 to 5 minutes
The health risks
Headache, feeling faint, and sick
Regular use can cause skin problems around the mouth and nose
Dangerous for people with anaemia, glaucoma, and breathing or heart problems
If spilled, can burn the skin
May be fatal if swallowed
Mixing Viagra with alkyl nitrates may increase the risk of heart problems
Legal Status
Amyl Nitrite is controlled under the Medicines Act
Possession is not illegal, but supply can be an offence