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Methcathinone

methcathinone

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What is Methcathinone?

A stimulant that is a structural analogue of methamphetamine and cathinone. It is clandestinely manufactured from readily available chemicals.

What does it look like?

A white or off-white crystalline powder. Almost exclusively sold in the stable and highly water soluble hydrochloride salt form.

How is it used?

It is most commonly snorted, although it can be taken orally by mixing it with a beverage or diluted in water and it can be injected intravenously.

What are its short-term effects?

Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity.

What are its long-term effects?

Little scientific research is available on the long-term effects of methcathinone.

What is its federal classification?

Schedule I

Source: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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