Phencyclidine (PCP)

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Phencyclidine (PCP) is a dissociative anesthetic which entered the market ~60 years ago as a medical drug, but most of its use has occurred in other settings. It’s a member of the arylcyclohexylamine class and it functions as an NMDA antagonist and a D2 partial agonist.

When compared to other dissociatives, PCP is more likely to produce psychosis. According to studies on the drug, agitation or hallucinations occurred in up to 50% of patients given anesthetic doses. And, it also resulted in greater mental issues in ~17% of those given anesthetic doses.

High doses have been associated with dangerous psychotic states. This isn’t a typical response, but it’s certainly possible, particularly when large amounts are used.

Neurotoxicity is a concern with PCP and while it’s controversial, it’s best to use the drug infrequently and avoid high doses.


PCP = Phencyclidine; Angel Dust; Sernyl


Dose

Oral

Light: 3 – 5 mg

Common: 5 – 10 mg

Strong: 10+ mg

Inhalation

Light: 3 – 5 mg

Common: 5 – 10 mg

Strong: 10+ mg


Timeline

Oral

Total: 4 – 6 hours

Inhalation

Total: 4 – 6 hours

Onset: 00:02 – 00:20

Strongest: 01:00 – 04:00


Experience Reports

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