What is Methoxetamine?
Methoxetamine (also known as
mexxy or MXE
- Rhino ket
is chemically similar to ketamine and other dissociative anaesthetics and has been marketed as a ketamine-substitute, although it appears that methoxetamine is much stronger than ketamine . Some sources suggest it was initially synthesised by an underground chemist for treatment of chronic pain.
People who take methoxetamine report feelings of mild euphoria, stimulation, hallucinogenic and dissociative effects. Users’ sense of time may shift and they may feel a loss of inhibitions. Negative effects include dizziness, double vision, impaired coordination, nausea, disorientation and confusion and unconsciousness. The long term effects of methoxetamine are unknown.
Although there is very little evidence about its short and long-term effects, we do know that it is chemically related to dissociative anaesthetics like ketamine and PCP, and has similar effects.
From anecdotal reports, methoxetamine (MXE) appears to be much stronger than ketamine, so users should take extra care to avoid overdosing by only using small amounts.
Reportedly, because of its strength, only small pinches (or bumps) of methoxetamine are snorted – and not full lines.
Some people prefer to dissolve it in water or place it under their tongue, where it’s dissolved and taken into the bloodstream, but it can also be swallowed (bombed) or injected.
Injecting is a particularly risky route for overdose. And by injecting and sharing injecting equipment, including needles and syringes, users run the risk of catching or spreading a virus, such as HIV or hepatitis C. There is also the risk that veins may be damaged and that something nasty will develop, such as an abscess or a clot.