Erowid
 
 
Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Path :   chemicalsnitrous
Is it important to you to have accurate information about drugs?
Donate $30 to help keep Erowid going strong!
Nitrous
Effects
by Erowid
DURATION #
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
Nitrous Oxide Duration
Inhaled (single breath)
Total Duration
1-5 mins
Onset
0 - 1 mins
Coming Up
15 - 30 secs
Plateau
1 - 5 mins
Coming Down
10 mins
 
 
After Effects
15 - 30 mins
Hangover / Day After
- - -
 
EFFECTS LIST #
POSITIVE
  • increased giggling and laughing
  • mood lift, euphoria, exhilaration
  • sound distortion
  • dream-like state
  • minor to strong hallucinations & visualizations
NEUTRAL
  • reduction of external stimuli
  • clumsiness, loss of dexterity, loss of balance
  • analgesia
  • 'buzzing' sensation in perhipheral nerves
NEGATIVE
  • nausea (especially if combined with alcohol or used for long periods)
  • headaches are not uncommon as effects recede (especially when used without oxygen)
  • reduction of vitamin B12 levels in the body, especially with regular use
  • numbness in extremities (fingers, nose, lips) with heavy, regular use, see Nitrous Health
DESCRIPTION #
There is currently no Effects Description for this substance.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.