Friday, September 29, 2023

What are poppers and why is there the Cofepris warning?

The Federal Commission for Protection against Health risks (Cofepris) warns against consuming products labeled “Poppers“ are used for recreational purposes because, in addition to their addictive properties, they contain highly toxic, irritating, volatile and flammable chemical substances.

Cofepris noted that these products, which are commonly marketed in liquid dosage form in small bottles for inhalation, have become popular among adolescents and adolescents.

Some of the uses of “Poppers“ are like psychoactive substances and/or sexual stimulants. These products create a state of euphoria and non-suppression, which could lead to unsafe sexual practices that could lead to contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Consumer tolerance for these products is one of the biggest dangers. Due to the short duration of action, higher doses are required, which increases the effect Danger of poisoning due to overdose and side effects, the most common of which are dizziness, vomiting, decreased blood pressure or tachycardia.

What are they and what are they used for? Poppers?

They produce a stimulating and vasodilating effect, which is perceived with a feeling of euphoria, lightness and enhancement just a few seconds after inhaling the substance sexual desire although these effects quickly disappear and give way to a feeling of exhaustion.

Other damage Health

Other effects on Health which as a result of the consumption of “Poppers“ are: Irritation of the respiratory tract, which can cause breathing difficulties; Chronic cough; Bronchitis; and lipoid pneumonia. It can also cause eye injury, vision problems, and in some cases, vision loss.

Likewise, it has been found that prolonged abuse of this substance can affect the peripheral nerves, causing muscle weakness, numbness and difficulty in coordinating movements. In addition, they can have negative effects on the cardiovascular system, causing a drop in blood pressure, tachycardia, arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation and even an increase in blood pressure risk to suffer a heart attack.

The simultaneous use of “Poppers“ With other stimulant drugs (such as MDMA, metphetamine and cocaine) or medications (erection prolongation or high blood pressure medications), the cardiovascular system may be subjected to additional stress, which is more intense and dangerous the higher the dose. and frequency of use of these substances.

The compounds present in these products are amyl, isobutyl, isopropyl or butyl nitrite, which are characterized by being a colorless liquid in some cases and yellow in color in others. In addition, they are toxic, irritating, highly volatile and flammable.

Features of the Poppers

If you identify the product with the stated characteristics, do not purchase it and have information about possible marketing, submit the relevant health complaint online at or at 800 033 5050.

It is also reported that the National Commission for Support in the Treatment of Addictions is responsible Mental health and Addictions (Conasama) through specialists at Primary Care Centers for Addictions, AC Youth Integration Centers, Community Mental Health Centers, Comprehensive Mental Health Centers or by calling the Life Line at 800-911-2000 for more information.

Cofepris continues to conduct health surveillance measures to prevent products, companies or facilities from violating applicable health laws and represents a risk for the Health the population.

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