Classification: Psychoactive stimulant
Common Names/Nicknames: Cat, khat, crank, good, Jeff, mulka, ephedrone, bathtub speed
Active Compound: Alpha-methylamino-propiophenone
Found in: Khat leaves, synthetic methacathinone, bath salts (designer drug)
Mode of Consumption: Insufflation, injection, inhalation (smoking), ingestion
DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US):Schedule I, illegal in all states for human consumption
Euphoria, increased energy, increased alertness, pupil dilation, slurred speech, changes in sexual desire and function, decreased cognitive ability, increased empathy
Acute: Increased heart rate, hypertension, hyperthermia, dehydration, accidental injury, seizures, cardiac arrest, stroke, coma, fatal overdose
Chronic: addiction, tolerance, withdrawal, depression, infertility, heart damage
Insufflation: nasal septum damage; Inhalation (smoking): lung damage.
Dangerous Drug Combinations:
Potentially fatal combination with other stimulants, depressants/sedatives, and seizure medications. Potentially dangerous mix with acetaminophen/paracetamol (Brand names: Tylenol, Triaminic, Panadol) and medications with risk of seizure.
Special Considerations:
Found increasingly in conjunction with methylenedioxypyrovalerone.


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Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition), by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, andWilkie Wilson. Published 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company.
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