I am planning to combine poppers with other drugs. What are the consequences?

Combining different drugs can be risky and unpredictable. If you combine, you are more likely to have problems with your health. Here we describe the effects and risks of a number of combinations that are common or that are very risky. For more information, check the theme Drugs and combination use.

Poppers and Viagra

Poppers are drugs that contain nitrates. Nitrates are substances that have the same effect on blood pressure as Viagra (sildenafil). Combined use of Viagra and poppers can lead to extremely low blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and/or even death.

Poppers and GHB

Both drugs lower blood pressure. This can lead to loss of consciousness.

The combination of GHB with poppers is also not recommended because poppers cause changes in the absorption capacity of oxygen in the red blood cells. Due to the dampening effects of the GHB, you already take less deep breaths. The combination is extra burdensome for the oxygen uptake in the blood.

Poppers and XTC or speed

The combination of XTC or speed and poppers puts a heavy burden on your heart and blood vessels. This also applies to the combination of poppers with other stimulants.