The ‘new drug’ similar to ketamine
May 8, 2012
A group of scientists at the Research Institute of the Hospital del Mar (IMIM) informed that there is a new drug on the market, similar to ketamine, called metoxetamina (MXE) improved mood and has hallucinogenic properties.
The analysis of the new drug indicates that “it is dissociative to distort perceptions of sight and hearing by producing a feeling of being separated from the environment and oneself, but without loss of consciousness.”
Experts warn that “the new compound, similar to ketamine, is not approved for human consumption and this is possibly associated with an unknown number of side effects and adverse reactions not described.”
“The new compounds have increasingly sophisticated ways, normally synthesized in clandestine laboratories by modifying the molecular structure of substances already controlled in order to continue without regulation as long as possible and spread quickly over the Internet.”
Metoxetamina ‘toxicity and side effects are similar to those of ketamine, an anesthetic used in veterinary medicine and, when used in subanesthetic doses, produces a range of effects ranging from mild intoxication, stimulation or perceptual distortion until the onset of near-death experiences’.
Furthermore ‘the new drug that has a longer duration and intensity of effects, is sold over the Internet as the legal alternative to ketamine and which can be purchased legally without veterinary license and a better price.’