Methcathinone is stimulant that is a structural analogue of methamphetamine and cathinone. It is clandestinely manufactured from readily available chemicals.[1] It is a white or off-white crystalline powder, 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.[2] This drug produces amphetamine-like activity.

Understand the risks

Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity. Little scientific research is available on its long-term effects.[2]

Identify & address use

If you’re concerned your child may be using methcathinone or other substances, the following can help you address the behavior more effectively.