Mephedrone is a designer drug that hit the market recently and is popularly considered to be bath salts and is among the well known occasionally used new substances psychoactive. It is also known as 4-methyl methcathinone (4-MMC), or 4-methylephedrone, and many people usually confuse mephredrone with methadone because they are a bit similar but there are different. This is a psychoactive drug that improves mental function for a small amount of time, physical function or both of them (it is considered to be a synthetic stimulant). As it is considered to be a recreational drug, this simply means that the drug is used by people on occasion as a means of enjoyment, to have fun and party to their fullest as they say. There are no medical records to justify the psychoactive effects it has on people.
Mephedrone is among a large number of legal highs that have surfaced in reports for the past few years. The name designer drug was given to them because they were initially developed in order to stay away from the control of the law against illegal drugs. Mephedrone comes as a white substance. It is solid in nature and commonly seen as crystals, it also comes in the form of capsules and pills. The odor of mephedrone is not certain, it may smell like stale urine or like vanilla and bleach and so on; the odor is distinctive.
The synthesis of mephedrone can be done in different ways but the simplest method known is by adding methylpropiophenone dissolved in glacial acetic acid to bromine which will then create an oil fraction of 4′-methyl-2-bromopropiophenone. Mephedrone is considered to be a monoamine releasing agent consisting of a chiral compound. The enantiomers show similarities in potency as substrates at dopamine transporters. S-mephedrone is more potent than R-mephedrone as a substrate at serotonin transporters. Mephedrone is more hydrophilic when it comes in contact with keto oxygen.
People who have made use of mephedrone often they feel stimulated when they take them and it triggers the following in them;
- The desire to talk
- Sex drive
Many others say that it gives them more confidence, they have the strength to talk and are vibrant. According to users of the drug, the effects of the drug can be felt for up to an hour. It is almost the same as the combination of ecstasy and cocaine.
According to research, continuous use of mephedrone can bring about paranoia, hallucinations, depression, heart, arteries and kidney failures as well as severe panic attacks. Mephedrone can stimulate CNS and unnecessary stimulation of this region can bring about headaches, insomnia, and a rapid heartbeat. Those who consume the drug through their nose by snorting it tend to have nosebleeds and cause damage to the tissues in the nose. Grinding of teeth and vomiting is also caused by this drug so you should be careful of the amount you are inducing in your body. Sleeping may appear to be difficult after you take this drug, users have complained about having insomnia for some days later on.