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by Erowid
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
Ethylcathinone Duration
( very tentative )
Total Duration
2 - 5 hrs
15 - 45 mins
Coming Up
15 - 30 mins
30 - 45 mins
Coming Down
30 - 90 mins
After Effects
2 - 4 hrs
Hangover / Day After
- - -
  • mental and physical stimulation
  • euphoria, mood lift
  • feelings of empathy, openness
  • increase in sociability, desire to talk with others
  • pleasurable rushing
  • general change in consciousness (as with most psychoactives)
  • decreased appetite
  • pupil dilation
  • unusual body sensations (facial flushing, chills, goosebumps, body energy)
  • change in body temperature regulation
  • sweating
  • increase in heart rate and blood pressure
    (likelihood of negative side effects increases with higher doses)
  • Anxiety, "jitters"
  • uncomfortable changes in body temperature (sweating/chills)
  • heart palpitations, sense of racing heart
  • impaired short term memory
  • insomnia
  • tightened jaw muscles, grinding teeth (trismus and bruxia)
  • muscle twitching
General Effects Notes
The effects of ethylcathinone are milder and often compared to those of 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone), MDMA, MBDB, bk-MDMA (methylone), cocaine, methamphetamine and other euphoric stimulants.

Ethcathinone does not include substantial psychedelic visual effects.

Routes of Administration
As with other psychoactives, oral ethylcathinone ingestion takes slightly longer to cause effects and lasts longer. Insufflation (snorting) is more associated with compulsive / addictive use patterns. Smoking ethylcathinone is not commonly reported.

Addiction and Compulsive Use
While it is unlikely to be physically addictive, meaning that withdrawal symptoms are minimal and likely not life-threatening, psychological addiction in some users seems possible with this substance, given that its effects profile is similar to that of other recreational euphoric stimulants.

[100 mg to 200 mg, oral] "At first a dose of 100mg would have no discernable effect on me but now that I am a bit more familiar with it I do notice a small amount of stimulation, even a mild euphoria, at this dose. It is pleasant and makes me slightly more talkative, focused, etc. At about 200mg orally it feels like a classic stimulant. Urge to talk, excitation, euphoria, stimulation, and of course anorexia, muscle tension, teeth grinding etc." -- Exp 70604
[100 mg oral] "T+0:40 - I'm expecting it to hit me already, but nothing is happening
T+1:20 - Still nothing happening except for stronger pulse
T+1:40 - Chatting with friend who dosed the same amount at the same time as me - we decide to draw a line
T+1:50 - Slightly stimulated
T+2:00 - Pulse rate increases, music sounds slightly better" -- Exp 93198
[30 mg insufflated] "My hair at my arms stand right up and I get Goosebumps from time to time. It is all in all very promising. It reminds me of very good coke. My dick has shrunken into a little, depressing piece of meat, although I'm horny. Euphoria kicks in now and it feels really nice." -- Exp 69297
Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.