Mistaken as MDMA: Mephedrone is 1 of over 125 analogs or copies of MDMA on the market. It may be taken, unknowingly, as MDMA. Test your MDMA to know what’s in it. You can order testing kits throughTRIP or www.dancesafe.org
Like “speedy E” and often described as a mix between cocaine and MDMA: shorter acting and less potent than MDMA on it’s own. Effects last for about an hour.
Increased energy, alertness, euphoria, and horniness
Increased confidence, chattiness and feelings of affection for others
Overdose and other negative effects
Highly addictive: the quick-lasting high leads to increased frequency and quantity of dosing. Addiction is more strongly associated with snorting, due to the near-instant high. Oral consumption is the safest way to use.
Fiending: it is easy to use up your entire supply in 1 session. It’s hard to stop using in any given session. Buy in only small quantities and limit the amount you use in 1 night
Panic attacks, paranoia and hallucinations in heavy use
Hard Crash: depression, difficulties concentrating, anxiety and insomnia can last 3-4 days after you come down
Nasal douche with warm water to flush out powder residue
Dehydration and Starvation: Like other stimulants, Mephedrone reduces appetite and uses up your body’s water, and can cause you to be “Hangry,” aggressive and angry driven by hunger. Drink lots of water, Gatorade® and Ensure® to keep caloric intake and hydration levels up. This reduces crash intensity.
Teeth-grinding, excessive eye movement, twitchiness, headache,, nausea and vomiting. Magnesium supplements can help reduce clenching and grinding.
Overheating and Heart Palpitations: Stay cool.
Mistaken as a “safer” kind ofEcstasy, leading to dosing as MDMA, taking more mephedrone than is safe, inducing the negative effects described above.
Not much empirical research is available about drug combinations, but anecdotal evidence suggests that mixing Mephedrone and Erectile Drugs, which is common, is relatively safe if you keep dosage of both very small
Sex & Mephedrone
Increases sex drive, sexual intensity and urgency
Can induce same-sex fantasies in heterosexuals
Propositioning of strangers for sex
Prolonged marathon drug-sex sessions with multiple, casual partners
Like meth, it can lead to fueling sexual situations with partners you are not attracted to
Can make it hard to get and maintain an erection, like other stimulants
Can make it hard to remember or want to practice safer-sex
Mephedrone & HIV Medication
Unlike most party drugs Mephedrone was not originally developed as a medicine, and there is very little known about medical interactions
Talk to your Health Care Provider about any potential HIV med interactions with mephedrone
All amphetamines may reduce immune functioning due to stress on the body’s systems, and forgetfulness in taking HIV medications at recommended times. Be sure to set memory prompts to help you remember to take your HIV meds if using mephedrone