Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
by Erowid
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
Methylone Duration
Total Duration
3 - 5 hrs
20 - 60 mins
Coming Up
30 - 45 mins
60 - 90 mins
Coming Down
60 - 120 mins
After Effects
1 - 6 hrs
Hangover / Day After
  • extreme mood lift
  • feeling of well-being
  • feelings of love and empathy
  • ego softening
  • forgiveness
  • feeling of closeness to others
  • increased willingness to communicate
  • increased appreciation of music
  • increases awareness of senses (eating, drinking, smell, touching things)
  • urge to hug and kiss people
  • sensation that one's current activities are, in the moment, perfect
  • general change in consciousness (as with most psychoactives)
  • pupil dilation
  • difficulty focusing, restlessness
  • change in perception of time
  • slight increase in body temperature
  • slight increase in heart rate
    (negative side effects increase with higher doses)
  • muscle tension and aching
  • jaw tension
  • increased perspiration
  • gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea and vomiting
  • dizziness, confusion
  • over-awareness & over-sensitization to music and noise
  • paranoia, fear
  • unwanted life-changing spiritual experiences
  • possible difficulty integrating experiences
  • heart racing, heart palpitations
Methylone is a psychedelic phenethylamine, with effects similar to, but not identical, to those of MDMA. Doses for methylone are typically higher than those for MDMA.

According to Winta, describing adding bump-doses onto the initial amount of methylone: "This is usually 50-100 mg's for my friends and myself. We do this 'trick' almost every time, the thing is that the booster hits right about the same level as the first trip but doesn't take quite as long.

Lets say we redose with 50 mg when the first effect starts to wear off, we get our trip boosted back to the same level for around another hour. I If we take 100 mg booster, it lasts about 2 hours instead. A whole full dose as a boost will take about the same time again as if I had started over."

Another report describes an idiosyncratic reaction: "As for bumping, after the first hour, oral bumps of 50 mg worked so-so and 100 mg definitely extending things by an hour, but after three 100 mg bumps, an hour apart each, the sedating effect took completely over, and resulted in a very pleasant state that was almost exactly like the feeling after smoking opium, enjoyed that for another 2-3 hours (lost track of time) until falling into a very deep and restful sleep."

A few methylone users have reported chest pains and heart palpitations during and after use, especially with repeated or high doses.

Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.