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Amyl Nitrate Poppers
"I've got hemophilia b 23% factor 9 deficiency. In 1981, age two (now 35) via transfusion of factor 9 hep c anti. Can amyl nitrate be prescribed 4this?
Not that I'm aware: Amyl nitrate, not to be confused with amyl nitrite which is used medicinally to relax blood vessels (and also recreationally as "poppers") is most likely toxic to humans. While it's used as reagent in industrial chemical synthesis and as an additive to diesel fuel, i can find no evidence for its use in medicine for Hemophilia, hepatitis C or other disorders. ...Read more
Depends: If you are prescribed them for angina pectoris (cardiac chest pain) by a doctor who knows your history, and you use them correctly, they are quite safe, although they can cause headache, low blood pressure, fainting and other problems. If you are using it "recreationally," esp for sex, that is a whole other ballgame, and it is NOT safe. Heavy use can result in methemoglobinemia which can be lethal ...Read more
Are poppers (amyle nitrate) bad for health? I have prostate cancer (seeds implanted for ext beam radiation) and started poppers once a week.
Why: Are you doing that? If for the very brief high experience its a very bad idea for you. At 82 years old the significant blood flow and heart rate increase could put you at risk for a heart attack or stoke. In appropriate ingestion can cause serious medical conditions and even death. Talk to your doctor about it. There are other options to boost energy. ...Read more
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Poppers: Poppers are inhalants which contain alkyl nitrites. They have been used recreationally & have led to headaches, head pressure, dizziness, passing out, increased heart rate, nausea, shortness of breath, hearing loss, flushing, restlessness & brain damage. With overdose, a person could die. ...Read more
NitrAtes or nitrites: Urinary nitrates (from food additives & dietary protein) are generally considered normal. Nitrites, however, indicate the presence of bacteria that can enzymatically change nitrates into nitrites, which are present in urinary tract infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI: Bacteria in urine may convert the non-ionic endogenous nitrates enzymatically to nitrites and when detected may suggest presence of uti. The most commonly detected bacteria responsible for this are gram-negative bacilli, but other organisms may also do this. Because of the large numbers of false negative and positive findings this is not a particularly effective diagnostic test. ...Read more