Methcathinone, Bathtub Speed

Methcathinone is a derivative of a naturally occurring stimulant drug, cathinone, which is found in the khat plant. Users describes feelings of euphoria and increased alertness.

Signs and Symptoms

Cat produces very similar effects as methamphetamine and is highly addictive. Typical signs may include:

  • Psychosis

  • Memory loss

  • Weight loss

  • Tooth decay

  • Impaired thinking

  • Aggressiveness

Methods of Use

  • Snorting

  • Inhaling

  • Injected

  • Orally

Adverse Effects

  • Anxiety

  • Delusions

  • Hallucinations

  • Paranoia

  • Restlessness

  • Convulsions

  • Fever

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Muscle twitching

  • Tremors

  • Weight loss

  • Nausea

  • Stomach pains

  • Elevated heart rate and blood pressure

Overdose Potential

In extreme cases, death has been reported due to heart failure.


Withdrawal may be very similar to methamphetamine. It involves physical and psychological symptoms which depends on factors such the severity of the dependence. Typical withdrawal symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Headaches

  • Agitation

  • Excessive sleeping

  • Increased appetite