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AMT
Basics
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DESCRIPTION #
AMT is a psychedelic amphetamine-tryptamine first developed in the 1960's for anti-depressant research , although it was never very successful as a prescription antidepressant. Its effects usually last 8-14 hours when swallowed and 3-6 hours when insufflated. Its effects are often characterized as a cross between a psychedelic and an MDMA, with empathogenesis and strong physical stimulation common. One common side effect with both insufflated and oral ingestion of AMT is powerful nausea and associated vomiting.
A standard oral dose of AMT is between 15 - 60 mg.
Price #
Rare, but sometimes sold at events for 5-20$ per dose, available from exotic chemical suppliers for 100-150$ per gram, aproximately the same from underground sources. (August 2000)
AMT was placed in Schedule I in the United States on April 4th, 2003 through the emergency scheduling procedure. This makes it illegal to buy, sell, or possess without a license. AMT is schedule I in Illinois and may be scheduled in other states. Germany is the only other coutry we are aware of that has made AMT illegal to possess.
Chemistry Summary Needed.
Pharmacology #
Pharmacology Summary Needed.
Production #
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History #
AMT was first developed in the 1960s as an antidepressant and MAOI with its cousin alpha-Ethyl-Tryptamine which was sold for a short while by Upjohn before being placed in Schedule I in 1971. AMT was available in the Soviet Union in the 1960s as an antidepressant under the commercial name Indopan in 5 and 10 mg tablets. It remained a very obscure chemical until the late 1990s when began being sold commercially around the world as a research chemical and found its way into recreational use circles. It became illegal in the United States in April 2003.
Terminology / Slang #
The Substance:
AMT; Alpha-Methyl; IT-290.
The Experience:
Tripping.
Onset #
Depending on how much and how recently one has eaten food, AMT generally takes 30-60 minutes (although sometimes as long as 90 minutes) to take effect.
Duration #
Duration Summary Needed.
Visual Effects #
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PROBLEMS #
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Contraindications #
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Addiction Potential #
AMT is neither physically addicting nor likely to cause psychological dependence. Withdrawal effects following discontinuation have not been reported. There is a short period of tolerance after AMT use. Using it two days in a row is likely to lead to a diminished experience the second day, though spaced 3-4 or more days apart, this effect is nearly non-existent.
Long Term Health Problems #
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Risk of Death #
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CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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