Benzofuran Compounds

  • 6-MAPDB
  • 6-MAPB
  • 6-APDB
  • 6-APB
  • 5-MAPB
  • 5-EAPB
  • 5-APDB
  • 5-APB
  • White Pearl
  • Benzofury

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Scientific Names: 6-(2-aminopropyl)benzofuran (6-APB) or
1-(benzofuran-6-yl)propan-2-amine 5-(2-aminopropyl)benzofuran (5-APB)

Generic Names: Enwau Generig: Benzofuran Compounds

An example of what Benzofuran Compounds looks like
Powder that can be white or off-white/yellow/brown, tablets, pellets, capsules of varying colours.

Desired Effects:

Similar to ecstasy (MDMA), euphoria, increased energy, empathy with others, feeling 'in tune' with surroundings and music.

Side Effects:

Insomnia, increased heart rate and temperature, anxiety, nausea & vomiting, headache, come-down depression and tiredness.

Long term risks:

Heart damage due to cardiac poisoning, psychosis, several deaths have been attributed to the use of benzofuran compounds.

Short term risks:

Panic, confusion, agitation & aggression, paranoia.
The benzofuran compounds are derivatives from the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes of substances that have effects similar to speed (amphetamine) and ecstasy (MDMA).
Tablets, pellets and capsules may be swallowed, powder may be snorted up the nose or 'bombed' - rolled up in cigarette paper and swallowed.
6-APB was first developed by researchers in the 1990?s while conducting research in to non-neurotoxic variants of MDMA.
Most areas of the UK have 'street agencies' or projects (sometimes called community drug services or community drug teams) which offer a range of services including information and advice, counselling, needle exchanges and sometimes support groups and complementary therapies such as acupuncture. Some agencies offer specialist services such as counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies and prescribing of anti-depressants, and also possible referral to residential rehabilitation. Some services have extended working hours and may offer weekend support. GPs and possibly the local hospital A&E department can make referrals to specialist drug services as well as general medical services, information and advice often in partnership with a drug agency or Drug Dependency Unit.

Parents & other relatives

Drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents of people using these drugs. Many street agencies can provide relative support groups or counselling for family members, partners etc...