Nitra-methaqualone is an analogue of methaqualone that has similar sedative and hypnotic properties.It is significantly more potent (10x) compared to the parent compound; the typical dose is approximately 25 mg.However, the aromatic nitro group is metabolised to the corresponding aniline, which proved to be a mutagen. As a consequence, nitromethaqualone was not developed further due to toxicity concerns.
Effects of Methaqualone
- The visual effects of methaqualone are unusually strong for other depressants of its class. They can be broken down into several components which progressively intensify proportional to dosage.
- Visual acuity suppression
- Double vision
- Visual disconnection – A sense of subtle disconnection from visual input is often experienced with high dosage methaqualone.
- Internal hallucination – The internal hallucinations of methaqualone can be described as more solid than psychedelics and do not seem to be composed of visual geometry. The most common way in which they manifest themselves are through hypnagogic scenarios. They are most common during high dosages and can be comprehensively described through their variations as lucid in believability, fixed in style, autonomous in controllability, and equal in new experiences and memory replays in content.
- Sedation – In terms of energy level alterations, this drug is extremely sedating and often results in an overwhelmingly lethargic state. At higher levels, this causes users to suddenly feel as if they are extremely sleep deprived and have not slept for days, forcing them to sit down and generally feel as if they are constantly on the verge of passing out instead of engaging in physical activities. This sense of sleep deprivation increases proportional to dosage and eventually becomes powerful enough to force a person into complete unconsciousness.
- Physical euphoria – This compound is unusually euphoric in comparison to other compounds within the same class.
- Muscle relaxation
- Motor control loss
- Respiratory depression
- Changes in felt gravity