Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Review Erowid at
Help us be a "Top Rated Nonprofit" for the 12th year in a row
and spread accurate info about psychedelics and other psychoactive drugs.
("Share Your Story" link. Needs quick login creation but no verification of contact info)
by Erowid
2-Aminoindan (also referred to as 2-Indanamine or 2-AI) is a short acting stimulant with effects that have been compared to 1-benzylpiperazine or methamphetamine. There is very little known about its recreation use. It has recently become available on the research chemical market (2003). It is available primarily as an off-white powder and reports have all been for oral use.
Dose #
Very little is known about dosage, but initial reports are for dosages of 5-20 mg taken orally...though a few reports of higher dosages (50-60 mg) have surfaced.
Price #
Price Summary Needed.
Law #
2-Aminoindan is an uncontrolled substance in the United States meaning that possession is not specifically illegal.
Chemistry #
2-Aminoindan is a synthetic stimulant.
Pharmacology #
Pharmacology Summary Needed.
Production #
The bulk of available 2-Aminoindan appears to be produced by experienced chemists in commercial labs.
History #
History Summary Needed.
Terminology / Slang #
The Substance:
The Experience:
No common terms known.
Effects descriptions vary, but there is agreement that 2-aminoindan is stimulating. While some published and unpublished reports have been quite positive, around half of those describing their experiences to Erowid have said they've found it more jittery and uncomfortable than amphetamine or methamphetamine.

At this time (December 2003), there are too few reports to have a solid profile of the character of the 2-aminoindan experience.
Onset #
From initial reports, onset seems to be relatively fast, from 10-30 minutes.
Duration #
Duration of effects is uncertain, but has been reported as "somewhat shorter than Methamphetamine".
Visual Effects #
Visuals Summary Needed.
One material safety data sheet reportedly states that 2-Aminoindan releases dangerous fumes when burned. This suggests not smoking it though little is known about this reaction.
Contraindications #
  • As with most stimulants, those with heart problems or with a family history of heart disease may be at greater risk of heart problems due to increased heart rate and blood pressure.
Addiction Potential #
Early reports suggest that there may be noticeable addiction potential. Individuals who tried 2-Aminoindan orally reported significant desire to re-dose after a few hours as well as the next day.
Long Term Health Problems #
Long Term Health Problems Summary Needed.
Risk of Death #
Risk of Death Summary Needed.
Erowid Basics pages are summaries of data gathered from site visitors, government documents, books, websites, and other resources. We do our best to keep this information correct and up-to-date, but the field is complex and constantly changing. Information should always be verified through multiple sources.