Addictive Potential: None
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown
Mechanism of Action: Strongly inhibits the re-uptake and increases the release of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine
5-MeO-AMT is also known as 5-methoxy-alpha-methyltryptamine, 5-methoxy-α-methyltryptamine, O-Dimethyl-Serotonin, Alpha-O-DMS, and Alpha-O.
5-MeO-AMT typically is consumed orally in 2 to 6 milligram dosages, although dosage amounts vary widely. It also may be administered via snorting or smoking. Users report feeling effects within 1 hour after administration, and these effects generally last for 12 to 14 hours.
|Ehrlich’s Reagent||Marquis Reagent|
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(Info provided by DEA, 2005)
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:
Negative effects that have been reported include:
- Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness (Sanders et al., 2008)
- Diarrhea (NDIC)
- Terrifying hallucinations and emotional distress (NDIC)
- Headache (Erowid, 2011)
- Body fatigue (Erowid, 2011)
- Stress and extreme fatigue from long duration of effects (Erowid, 2011)
- Difficulty sleeping or resting for 12-24 hours after ingestion (Erowid, 2011)
- Paranoia, irritability, anxiety (increasing with dose) (Erowid, 2011)
- Delusional, aggressive, or dissociated behaviour at very high doses (Erowid, 2011)
5-MeO-AMT also acts as an MAOI. According to MobileReference (2007), it provides “minor MAO inhibition”.
Furthermore, 5-MeO-AMT is a research chemical. Research chemicals are experimental chemicals that are not approved for human consumption. This is because not enough data exists currently about their side effects, adverse reactions, long term damage, addiction potential, etc. Although some people are willing to ingest research chemicals, it is not reasonable to assume that they are in any way safe to use recreationally.
Hospitalizations and Deaths: