Druglink/DrugWatch factsheet 2013 – Mephedrone

Mephedrone is the most widely used of a range of synthetic cathinones that have similar stimulant and entactogenic (‘loved up’) effects to ecstasy. Its effects, particularly when injected, have been compared to cocaine. It is pharmacologically related to cathinone – an alkaloid found in the ‘khat’ plant (Catha Edulis) that has a long history of human use. Although mephedrone was first synthesised in 1929, its recreational use came to prominence in 2009

Druglink factsheet – Mephedrone (PDF)