Guide to Methylone Research Chemicals

Methylone is a designer drug that functions both as a stimulant and entactogen. The fact that it is also known as bk-MDMA indicates that it is very similar to the MDMA ecstasy drug. It is a fairly new drug that not many people know about. The drug was patented as an antidepressant by Peyton Jacob and Alexander Shulgin in 1996. It has similar effects as LSD and MDMA ecstasy drug. Initially, the drug is used in research but now it is being increasingly used for recreational purposes.


Methylone in Bath Salts

Methylone came from a class of synthetic drug called cathinone. Cathinone is an important component of bath salt. When it is sold with bath salt, it usually has fancy name instead of the real name. Methylone are legally sold in its own name at the online research chemical stores.


Forms and Dosage of Methylone

Methylone is usually sold in pure crystal or powder form. Methylone is administered via a variety of methods including intranasal, sublingual, rectal, and oral dosage. The basic dosage amount is 60 – 120 mg. The user will start to experience an onset of the effect in 15 minutes to 1 hour. The effect from the drug can last for 2 – 3.5 hours. The effect will go away after 6 – 24 hours.


Effects of Methylone

Taking methylone can cause a number of effects on emotion. It can stimulate your nervous system and cause you to have a feeling of euphoria. It can also uplift your mood so that you enjoy the background music more. The user may also have feelings of love and sympathy after taking the drug. Methylone can produce serious side effects including agitation, higher body temperature, muscle tension, paranoia, anxiety, delirium, panic attack, seizure and organ damage. Overdosing on the drug can also cause death. Methylone have been reported to increase tolerance which cause the user to want to take more of the drug.


Danger of Combining Methylone with Other Drugs

Methylone can produce serotonin syndrome when it is combined with other drugs that can have direct impact on the serotonin system. Combining methylone with  MAOI (Monoamine oxidase inhibitor) can cause fatal consequences.



In conclusion, Methylone is a dangerous drug that can pose serious harm on your life if you take it. Unless for in-lab research purpose, you should never experiment with this drug yourself. The chances are you will get addicted when you take this drug. This is a potent drug that you should not take lightly as overdosing can cause death.