4-Methylethcathinone or 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone ( 4-MEC ) is an entactogen and stimulant drug that belongs to the cathinone, amphetamine and phenethylamine chemical classes. It’s known to be similar to mephadrone and as a cathinone derivative with molecular formula C12H17NO and IUPAC 4-MEC is 2-ethylamino-1-(4-methylphenyl) propan-1-on.
According to EROWID, users reported that the use of 4-methylethcathinone involve bumping/boosting/re-dosing multiple times, wherein some mix oral and insufflated (e.g. some users take it orally followed by a dose through insufflation before a final re-dosing with oral ROA). However, dosage information on its use shouldn’t be taken as a recommendation to apply to all users because reaction to a research chemical varies from person to person. What is safe for one person may be deadly for another.
Because users want to sustain pleasurable high, they redose higher than what they took in the initial dose. Each dose is spaced closely because users find it difficult not to redose with a stronger dose of 4-methylethcathinone if there is more to use when they started coming down. In this case, many users find themselves consuming over a gram of 4-MEC.
The mephedrone alternative/replacement is available as a powder itself or is combined with other powder products (which components aren’t stated). Based on some tests, a few tablet products has 4-MEC. Substance threshold is b 15 to 50 mg, if taken orally, or 5 to 25 mg, if snorted. Complete dosing information is here.
Erowid user ‘destiny,’ whose body weight was 210 lbs and who dosed 150 mg, reported his experience with 4-MEC. He revealed that he felt a queasy but nice feeling, something he had not experience since his last MDMA. Next thing he felt the bass becoming intense thumping on his heart. Then, the euphoria slowly built and he felt relaxed with his heart rate 90bpm and his jaw with a little bit of tension and sweat. He said that although nausea was there, it was tied to euphoria like on opiate. He reported that the drug’s peak was about 45 minutes, but it came down gently (about two hours). Overall, he said the high was a mild roll with some mild-stimulant after-effects (for another two hours). Finally, he claimed, he felt the desire to redose. The substance, he called, ‘MDMA-lite’ came with short duration but easier on the body, with comparable euphoria and is definitely an emphathogenic one.
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