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The chemical formula C4H9NO2 denotes isobutyl nitrite which is a form of organic alkyl nitrite and is the resultant ester of isobutanol and nitrous acid in chemical terms. Isobutyl nitrite appears to be a colorless liquid under normal conditions and has a pungent smell. Isobutyl Nitrite is a drug and is generally used to dilate the blood vessels of a patient or else for recreational purposes by people.
Isobutyl Nitrite was earlier known widely as poppers because it came in transparent capsules which needed to be popped open for inhaling the drug. Possession of these drugs is not illegal but they are controlled under the Medicines Act and hence supplying these drugs can be an offence.
Isobutyl Nitrite Poppers
This drug acts by expanding or dilating the blood vessels of the body which allows for more blood to flow to the heart. These days, they are available in bottles and can be sniffed directly. Isobutyl nitrite gives people a head rush on inhaling and the effects of this drug last a couple of minutes. Many people have reported their orgasms to last for longer periods when they sniffed poppers during sex. Men have reported enhanced erections after sniffing isobutyl nitrite and this could be well due to the increased blood flow in the body. Sometimes this drug is also used to relax the anal sphincter muscle region of a person.
There are a few precautions although which need to be taken before you sniff isobutyl nitrite. The effects of isobutyl nitrite can increase drastically during or immediately after physical exercise such as jogging, dancing, swimming etc. These effects may sometimes give people a slight headache or make them feel sick or weak. All of these effects wear off within a few minutes as the drug starts to lose effect on the body.
People are also not advised to use isobutyl nitrite if:
· You have a history of chest related problems or any prior heart related ailments.
· If you are diagnosed with anemia or glaucoma which is a disease of eyes.
· People who are on medications to lower blood pressure should also not use this drug as it can cause their blood pressures to drop dangerously.
· People may use this while sex but they should not use it if they are already using Viagra.
· This drug is poisonous to people who have low levels of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in their body.
Isobutyl nitrite is overall safe to use by general people. It must be inhaled as it is poisonous when ingested. This drug induces a brief euphoria in most people and can be often used successfully for recreational purposes and before having sex. People also use this drug at clubs before dancing. This organic drug is often sold in room deodorants as open selling may require an extra pharmaceutical permission. This drug is also used as a part of antidote package for cyanide poisoning.
Overall, isobutyl nitrite is currently still going research and laws are still being reformed regarding its distribution in the United States. This drug has not yet shown to have any serious ill effects if taken normally. The effects of this drug also wear off within a few minutes and hence isobutyl nitrite dissolves into the body after a few minutes. Possession of this drug is not illegal or an offence and hence people widely use it for recreational purposes across the United States.