Mephentermine Dependence: Emerging Trend of Substance Abuse and its Challenges


  • Government Medical College, Patiala, Department of Psychiatry, Punjab, 147001, India


Dependence on Mephentermine, a widely used sympathomimetic pressor agent, is so far not extensively reported. In current report, we describe a male patient consuming extraordinary high amount of Mephentermine who developed psychosis which was successfully treated but relapsed after 5 months. In this background we also tried to highlight this trend of shift from more traditional drugs to new synthetic ones and look into the magnitude of the problem and challenges that lie ahead of us.


Dependence, Mephentermine, Psychosis, Relapse, Trend

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