Bromo-DragonFLY (1-(8-bromobenzo[1,2-b;4,5-b’]difuran-4-yl)-2-aminopropane hydrochloride) is an Unscheduled Research Chemical, that is not approved for human consumption, in the United States. It is a gray area in the law because it may be illegal and covered under the analog act.
Addictive Potential: Unknown
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: No recorded hospital visits
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown
Mechanism of Action: 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C receptor agonist
Bromo-DragonFLY is a psychedelic phenethylamine of the 2C family. It is considered an extremely potent hallucinogen, only slightly less potent than LSD. Although the exact dosage is still unknown, a normal dose is reported by users to be in the region of 200 μg to 800 μg. It has an extremely long duration of action up to 1-3 days.
At present, none of the FLY compounds are formally controlled in the United States. However, their core structures are highly similar to the Schedule I hallucinogens 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B) and 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine (DOB). For this reason, they could potentially be prosecuted under the tenets of the Controlled Substances Analogue Enforcement Act.
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:
The toxicity of Bromo-DragonFLY is unknown for humans, however, at least three reports of death believed to be resulted from Bromo-DragonFLY have been reported in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (Erowid, 2008).
Also, a Swedish man had to have the front part of his feet and several fingers on one hand amputated after taking a massive overdose. Apparently the compound acted as a long-acting efficacious vasoconstrictor, leading to necrosis and gangrene which was delayed by several weeks after the overdose occurred. Several other cases have also been reported of severe peripheral vasoconstriction following overdose with Bromo-DragonFLY, and a similar case is also known from DOB (Erowid, 2008).
Overdoses, disturbing experiences, and Bromo-DragonFLY associated health problems have been described. One case in 2008 in England involved inhalation of vomit, causing nearly fatal asphyxia.
Bromo-DragonFLY 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.