(Amyl Nitrite) On inhaling this drug, it rapidly dilates all arterioles and capillaries, producing flushings of face, heat, and throbbing in the head. Superficial arterial hyperaemia. Palpitation of the heart and similar conditions are readily cured by it, especially the flushings and other discomforts at climacteric. HICCOUGH AND YAWNING. Often relieves temporarily epileptic convulsions. Seasickness.
ANXIETY, as if something might happen; MUST HAVE FRESH AIR. SURGING OF BLOOD TO HEAD AND FACE; sensation as if blood would start through skin, with htat and redness. FLUSHINGS, FOLLOWED BY SWEAT AT CLIMACTERIC. Ears hyperaemic. Throbbing. Throat. Constriction; collar seems too tight.
Dyspnoea and asthmatic feelings. Great oppression and fullness of chest; spasmodic, suffocative cough. Praecordial anxiety. TUMULTUOUS ACTION OF HEART. Pain and constriction around heart. Fluttering at slightest excitement.
After-pains; haemorrhage associated with facial flushing. CLIMACTERIC HEADACHE AND FLUSHES OF HEAT, WITH ANXIETY AND PALPITATION.
Much flushing of heat; sometimes followed by cold and clammy skin and profuse sweat. Throbbing throughout whole body. ABNORMAL SWEAT AFTER INFLUENZA.
CONSTANT STRETCHING FOR HOURS. Veins of hands dilated; pulsations felt in tips of fingers.
Compare: GLONOINE; LACHESIS. Antidotes: CACTUS; STRYCHN.; ERGOT.
Third potency. For PALLIATIONS. In all conditions where the blood-vessels are SPASMODICALLY CONTRACTED, as in angina pectoris, epileptic seizure, megrim, accompanied by cold, pallor, etc., also in paroxysms of asthma, chloroform asphyxia, inhalation of the AMYL. NIT. will give immediate relief. For this non-homeopathic application, two to five minims (put up in pearls) dropped on a handkerchief and inhaled may be required.
NITRITE OF AMYL
For nervous, sensitive, plethoric women, during or after the menopause.
Often palliative in incurable cases; very important as regards euthanasia.
Rapidly dilates the arteries and accelerates, but later weakens and retards the pulse.
Intense surging of blood to face and head (Bell., Glon.)
CRAVES FRESH air; opens clothing, removes bed covering and opens windows in the coldest weather (Arg. n., Lach., Sulph.).
FLUSHINGS: start from face, stomach, various parts of body, followed by sweatings, often hot, profuse; abruptly limited, parts below are icy cold; followed by great prostration.
Face flushes at the slightest emotion (Coca, Fer.).
Blushing: chronic or acute; SEA SICKNESS.
Hemicrania, especially when afflicted side is pallid.
Collar seems too tight, must loosen it (Lach.).
Angina pectoris: tumultuous heart action; intense throbbing of heart and carotids (Glon.).
CONSTANT STRETCHING FOR HOURS; impossible to satisfy the desire; would seize the bed and call for help to stretch.
Profound and repeated yawning (Kali c).
Puerperal convulsions immediately after delivery.
Similar: to, Bell., Cac, Coca, Fer., Glon., Lach.
Mental or physical exertion.
Acts promptly by inhalation; resuscitates persons sinking under anaesthetics.
Crude drug chiefly palliative; must be repeated as patient becomes accustomed to it; IS CURATIVE in the stronger higher potencies.
The cure more frequently depends upon the strength of the potency than many who have not put it to the curative test imagine.
It has quite a reputation for arresting paroxysms of epilepsy and resuscitating patients sinking under ANAESTHETICS. It is given here by olfaction. There are various speculations as to how it does this; the most important thing, after all, is that it does it.
We know that it causes and cures tumultuous heart action very similar in appearance to that of GLONOINE. I have cured a very bad case of chronic blushing or flushing of blood to the face on the least excitement, either mental or physical. It was in a young married woman, not near the climacteric, and she had suffered very much for a long time. The cure is permanent and the patient is very grateful, for, as she said, she supposed it was natural and medicine could not help it. Those who CANNOT BLUSH don't need it. This is all the experience I have had with this remedy and I always use it in the 30th.