Thursday, March 18, 2010


Chemical name: 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylcathinone

Other names: MDEC, bk-MDEA


Ethylone is a direct analogue of MDEA, MDEA has similar effects like MDMA and is also known as "EVE". The differences between MDMA and MDEA are different dosages, effect duration, MDEA can lead to hallucinations at the end of the experience, MDEA is less toxic than MDMA. This means ethylone should be compared with MDEA, not with MDMA. But beside the chemical structure, consumers often compare it with MDMA, this could also come from a lack of experiences with MDMA and MDEA to definitely separate both experiences.
The substance is a research chemical, data is very limited and long term effects are unknown. Cause of its similar, but milder effects than MDEA it seems to be less toxic.

Ways of administration and dosages

Regular ethylone is taken orally, insufflating is possible but not recommended. The dosage ranges from 100 up to 200 mg, beginners should not exceed 120 mg. Ethylone should be taken on an empty stomach, to avoid nausea and vomiting. The dosage can be measured similar like MDMA, this means 1 mg/kg is a lower dosage and 1,5 mg/kg is a medium dosage.

Effects and side-effects

After the ethylone was taken orally, it requires 30-40 minutes before the first effects can be felt, reports say it is a very typical XTC coming up. First a stimulation, euphoria and increased talking are common effects, an empathic and more psychedelic feeling builds up slowly.
The peak is reached 60-90 minutes after the ethylone was taken, the effects are reported to be very close to MDMA, the empathogenic nature of ethylone doesn´t seem to be similar in strength. Additional even high amounts of ethylone don´t leave the consumer in a state where he is unable to talk, speak or walk, this can happen with a really high dosage MDMA. The body and head high are also similar to MDMA, stronger desire for music, stimulation, euphoria, feeling of love and wellbeing.
The peak holds on for 3-5 hours, depending on dosage and tolerance to stimulants. The coming down is slow and steady, also very similar to MDMA, consumers often feel tired or "burned out" after the experience has gone. After effects can often be felt at the next morning, additional it is possible to feel a bit weak during the next day. Through a healthy diet it is possible to get rid of those side effects quickly.
Long term studies are missing, but through the similarities ethylone could have similar side effects like MDEA and MDMA, the experience reports also show that short term effects are the same as for XTC.

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