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Snorting caffeine pills. Side effects?

Just curious, What are the side effects to snorting caffeine pills . (Crushing them up into fine powder) Some people say it does nothing harmful and its just a quicker way to get the energy you want. And other say you do it once and it ll kill you. I just want real evidence . Not that I m planning on doing it I m not stupid. I m just having an argument with a friend about it. Just wanna know who is right or wrong.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for your query, when you snort something, more of the drug gets into your blood stream at a higher rate. A caffeine pill is 200 mg of caffeine when swallowed, meaning you get 200 mg of caffeine in your blood stream when consuming over 3-4 hours. When you snort the pill, you'll get the 200 right away instead of gradually. Although this probably won't hurt you for once, consuming more than 500-600 mg of caffeine a day (or at once) can have adverse effects and slowly will affect your nasal mucosal linings. Hope I have answered your question, if you have any more will be happy to answer. Thanks
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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