Nexecaine is one of many names on an ever-growing list of chemical substances that are being purchased for use as recreational designer drugs. This one is a combination of the compounds n-ethyl-hexedrone and benzocaine.
N-ethyl-hexedrone is a stimulant of the cathinone class, which means it features a phenethylamine core with an alkyl group attached to the alpha carbon, as well as a ketone group attached to the beta carbon. This type of substance occurs naturally in the plant khat, the leaves of which are commonly found in Africa and tend to be chewed as a recreational drug.
Benzocaine is known to be a local anesthetic. It is commonly used a as a topical pain reliever or as a main ingredient in many common cough drops. It serves as the active ingredient in many anesthetic ointments that can be obtained over the counter, including products for oral ulcers. Occasionally, it is also combined with other chemicals to produce drops to help relieve ear pain and to remove earwax.
Combined, these chemicals form Nexecaine, which is known to interact with monoamine neurotransmitters in the brain and impacting their capacity to bind on transporter molecules. Those looking to buy Nexecaine might hope to achieve this impact on dopamine and norepinephrine receptors, but also occasionally on serotonin receptors as well. It is a new drug, which means it has yet to be researched and tested thoroughly, leaving the effects of it on organic specimens, including human subjects, widely unknown.
Since this chemical compound is made up of multiple reagents with significant pharmacological potentials, it can easily be handled safely at room temperature and it can also be measured very precisely, making it extremely useful in various areas of forensic research and study.
Use as a designer drug has become increasingly popular in recent years. This type of drug is also known as a “club drug” because of its tendency to be used by teens and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts, and parties. Those looking to buy Nexecaine as a designer drug might experience feelings of exhilaration, extended bits of wakefulness, decreased appetite, extreme relaxation, and even amnesia or feelings of detachment. However, there are also many negative effects that most often outweigh the positive effects individuals might be hoping to achieve from these types of drugs.
Since every person reacts differently even to the most common types of medication, the effects of these designer drugs on each individual user can vary from case to case, especially depending on the method of ingestion and the dosage that is taken. The frequency with which these drugs are used will also play a large role in their effect on an individual.
All products, including Nexecaine, are sold as research specimens and are not intended for human consumption under any circumstances.