September 25, 2021

FDA Warns Consumers Against Consuming Nitrite Poppers

The FDA is warning consumers against the intentional ingestion or inhalation of nitrite poppers. Health care providers are reporting increases in deaths and hospitalizations related to the use of these items. These products contain chemical substances similar to the prescription medication, amyl nitrite, that is routinely prescribed for the relief of chest pain. These poppers have not been evaluated by the FDA for safe use. They are not safe to ingest or inhale. Poppers are packaged in small bottles and look similar to energy shot beverage products. They are sold online, in adult novelty stores, and at other locations and are marketed as air fresheners, liquid incense, deodorizers, leather cleaners, cosmetics, solvents, and nail polish removers. Judy McMeekin, Pharm. D., … [Read more...]

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