Signs and Symptoms of Use

Inhaling solvents allows the substance to reach the bloodstream very quickly. The immediate negative effects of inhalants include:

  • Nausea
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Nosebleeds
  • Fatigue
  • Poor coordination 
  • Loss of appetite

Solvents and aerosol sprays also may decrease heart and respiratory rates. Amyl and Butyl Nitrite cause rapid pulse, headaches and involuntary passing of urine and feces.

Inhalants can severely impair judgment and driving ability. They also cause severe disorientation, visual distortion and confusion.

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