Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes. It is chemically similar to the cathinone compounds found in the khat plant of eastern Africa. It comes in the form of tablets or a powder, which users can swallow, snort or inject, producing similar effects to MDMA, amphetamines, and cocaine.
Mephedrone powder is usually sniffed/snorted or swallowed. Swallowing is the most common way of taking the drug. It usually mixed with liquid to drink or wrapped in cigarette paper (known as ‘bombing’). There are reports of people injecting the drug.
Mephedrone often described as a mix between amphetamines, ecstasy, and cocaine. It can make you feel alert, confident, talkative, and euphoric – and some people will temporarily feel strong affection for those around them.