Methcathinone

Know the facts about methcathinone and connect with help and support to keep your child safe.

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

What does it look like?
Methcathinone is a white or off-white crystalline powder.

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 do young people hear about it?
Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity.

What are the risks?
Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity. Little scientific research is available on the long-term effects of methcathinone.

Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

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