Alpha-Methyltryptamine (AMT) is a potent stimulant and psychedelic drug of the tryptamine family. As a pharmaceutical drug this compound was sold under the name Indopan in the Soviet Union. The effects typically last 8-12 hours, but in some cases can last 24 hours or longer at higher doses. AMT acts as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor and therefore combinations with some drugs or types of food can be dangerous.
Introduction to Alpha-Methyltryptamine
Using Alpha-MethyltryptamineVendors and online reports stress the fact that aMT is active from very small doses as low as 10mg oral or even 2mg when smoked so caution should be taken to correctly measure doses especially when smoking.
aMT is well known for its long duration of action typically in the 10-12 hour range, although 24 hour+ experiences are not unheard of. Users should take the long duration into account when scheduling such an experience
Ways of administrationaMT can be taken:
orally with dosage ranging from 10mg (threshold dose) to 100mg (extremely strong experience)
Smoked with dosage ranging from 2-4mg to 20mg. Onset is much faster than oral administration
It has been reported that insufflation of aMT produces much weaker effects and that this method of administration is fairly painful.
It has also been suggested that this route of administration is ineffective due to aMT freebass, the commonly available form, is insoluable in water, making absorbtion VIA mucus membranes ineffective.
Effects of Alpha-MethyltryptamineThe effects of aMT vary considerably depending on dosage and route of administration.
Reports suggest weak doses (below 50-60mg) taken orally produce a stimulating 'speedy' effect with a noticable body load.
Higher doses (60mg+) have been reported to produce varying degrees of psychadelic visuals.
Reports state that doses of 100mg+ are too strong and overwhelming for inexperienced users without tollerance. These reports speak of considerable side effects. The onset of orally administered aMT can take as long as two hours so users should avoid redosing until sufficient time has passed to fully judge their level of intoxication.
Smoking aMT is reported to produce less psychadelic effects and more stimulant style effects with both a faster onset and a shorter duration. Care should be taken with measuring doses as aMT is considerably more potent by weight when smoked.
Combinations with Alpha-MethyltryptamineAnecdotal reports suggest cannabis can potentiate the psychadelic effects of aMT
Different Uses for Alpha-MethyltryptamineAlpha-methyltryptamine was originaly used as an anti-depressant in the 1960's.
Annecdotal reports suggest aMT functions well as an anti-depressant at doses of around 5mg daily
Pharmacology of Alpha-MethyltryptamineFrom Wikipedia:
Chemistry of Alpha-MethyltryptamineFrom Wikipedia:
Column 1 Column 2 Systematic(IUPAC) name: 2-(1H-Indol-3-yl)-1-methyl-ethylamine Synonyms: -methyl-1H-indole-3-ethanamine, 3-(2-aminopropyl)indole, 1-(1H-Indol-3-yl)propan-2-amine, AMT, Indopan, IT-290, IT-403, U-14,164E, 3-IT Molecular Formula: C11H14N18 Molar mass: 174.24 g/mol  CAS Registry Number: 299-26-3 (freebase), 7795-51-9 ((S)-form), 7795-52-0 ((R)-form), 21463-31-0 (hydrochloride) Melting Point: 101-102°C, also reported 98-99°C; 125-126°C ((S)-form), 126-127°C ((R)-form) Boiling Point: no data Flash Point: no data Solubility: no data Additionnal data: none Notes: Racemate aspect : white powder; crystallized from diethyl ether. (S)-form crystallized from ethyl acetate/hexane
The dangers of Alpha-MethyltryptamineFrom Wikipedia:
aMT in conjunction with SSRI/SNRI medication can precipitate serotonin syndrome. The initial symptoms of which are easily confused with normal aMT effects and side effects. Overdose can be fatal if serotonin shock is induced and not recognised and dealt with both quickly and effectively.
The muscle tensions induced can lead to rhabdomyolysis.
Producing Alpha-MethyltryptamineInformation provided by Iggypoop in the aMT info thread
Forms of Alpha-MethyltryptamineAlpha-methyltryptamine freebase is available in:
powder form: it is a fine powder Orange in colour
'Pellet' form, typically 30mg aMT freebase: small blue pellet.
Legal status of Alpha-Methyltryptamine
USAαMT is a Schedule I controlled substance in the Controlled Substances Act of the United States. On Jan 28th, 2003, the DEA announced its intent to emergency schedule AMT. On April 4, 2003, they issued their final order to temporarily place AMT in Schedule I. The temporary scheduling lasted 18 months and on Sep 29, 2004, AMT was placed formally into Schedule I.
EUAlpha-methyltryptamine was banned in the United Kingdom in early 2015 under new legislation that also banned 5-MeO-DALT. It is also prohibited in Ireland.
αMT is reported to be a schedule 8 controlled drug in Australia, though this is unconfirmed. It is known that 5-MeO-αMT is schedule 9 in Australia however.
History of Alpha-MethyltryptamineFrom wikipedia:
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ReferencesMerck Index, fifteenth edition (2013)
Calculated from Atomic Weights of the Elements, 2007