Mephentermine Misuse: An Impending Crisis among Sportspersons / Akansha Bhardwaj, Jagriti Yadav, Sidharth Arya, Rajiv Gupta. - (Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2021) 14 June; p. 1-3)
- PMID: 34126873
- DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2021.1936701
Mephentermine is a sympathomimetic amine, frequently used as a vasopressor. It is structurally comparable to amphetamines, and World Anti-Doping Agency has prohibited its use as a performance-enhancing drug. However, its illegal consumption by several sportspersons and those appearing for physical endurance tests is a growing concern for health-care professionals. We present a case of misuse of intravenous mephentermine by a young male who abruptly increased its amount a few days prior to the sports competition and developed acute psychosis. The case report highlights the need for strict regulations for procuring methamphetamine and effective treatment strategies for managing its misuse.