3-MMC is a novel stimulant-entactogen substance of the cathinone class. It is a structural analog of mephedrone (4-MMC). The mechanism of action is not fully studied, but dopamine and serotonin and norepinephrine releasing activity is known to be involved.

3-Methylmethcathinone, Metaphedrone

Subjective effects include stimulation, anxiety suppression, disinhibition, enhanced empathy and sociability, relaxation, increased libido, and euphoria. The effects are reported to be similar to those of mephedrone, which is sometimes described as a hybrid of MDMA and cocaine.

3-MMC first appeared on the online research chemical market shortly after the banning of the massively popular mephedrone. Its first emergence was recorded in Europe in 2012. It is a prominent example of a contemporary designer drug specifically chosen to mimic and/or replace the functional and structural features of its recently-controlled predecessors.

Oral, Snorted