IUPAC_name = 2-ethylamino-1-phenyl-propan-1-one

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Ethcathinone (also called Ethylpropion, N-ethylcathinone and 2-ethylaminopropiophenone), is a stimulant drug. It is an active metabolite of diethylcathinone and has a stimulant effect on the CNS. Ethcathinone has recently been reported as having been sold as "ecstasy" in the Australian city of Cairns, along with 4-Methylmethcathinone. [ [ Killer pills hit Cairns] ] [ [ Police warn of potentially fatal 'fake ecstasy'] ]


Ethcathinone is a methylphenidate-like DA/NE reuptake inhibitor (Rothman 2005). Its mechanism of action is similar to other appetite suppressants such as sibutramine, phentermine and dextroamphetamine. Chemically, it is the "N"-ethyl homologue of cathinone and dimethylcathinone.

ide effects

*Pulmonary hypertension

*Tachycardia, hypertension, arrhythmia, chest pain

;Ear, nose, and throat
*Xerostomia, metallic taste

*Changes in libido, gynecomastia, menstrual irregularities

*Blurred vision

*Nausea/vomiting, constipation, abdominal cramps

*Bone marrow depression, agranulocytosis, leukopenia


*Euphoria, agitation, nervousness, restlessness, dizziness, anxiety, headache, mental depression, seizures

*Rash, hives, alopecia, ecchymosis

;Urogenital and reproductive
*Changes in libido, impotence

ee also

* Cathinone
* Diethylcathinone
* Methcathinone
* Methylenedioxymethcathinone


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