Description of 4-CEC
4-CEC, also commonly known under the name 4-Chloroethcathinone, is a stimulant drug categorized under the cathinone class. This type of drug features a phenethylamine core with an alkyl group attached to the alpha carbon. And it also has a ketone group attached to the beta carbon. Drugs under the cathinone class are naturally found in the plant khat, and the leaves of this plant are often chewed as a form of recreational drug.
A relatively common member of the cathinone class, 4-CEC is widely considered to be a biochemical. And it has heavy applications in the field of Mass Spectrometry. Many of those looking to buy 4-CEC might intend to use the chemical substance in the research areas of Neuroscience and Forensic Science.
Known side effects of 4-CEC
4-CEC is a relatively new research chemical, and as such there has been little published about its biological, toxicological or physiological effects. It does see some use as a recreational chemical, a so called ‘designer drug’, and so some reports have been made about its likely side effects.
Like many cathinone type synthetic stimulants, 4-CEC is associated with so called euphoric experiences. Some users report physical euphoria or ‘body high’ whilst others report a more cognitive, emotional experience. It is currently unknown whether this variation is primarily dosage-related or has more to do with individual sensitivity. Other users have reported hallucinations, but only at relatively high dosages. There are also reports of an energetic, stimulant effect, as would be expected from the chemical’s structure.
Users have also reported negative side effects when ingesting this chemical. Most of these include some degree of nausea. Also others report a particular sense of ‘uncomfortable come-down’ at the latter parts of the experience. Physically, some users report a sensation of pressure applied to the sides of their faces. But this was considered merely distracting.
Some users seem to be particularly un-sensitive to the effects of 4-CEC, reporting little or no euphoria or even any stimulant effect.