The “Sly” Foxy Methoxy (5-MeO-DIPT)
5-MeO-DIPT (5-methoxy-N, N-diisopropyltryptamine) is not a new drug, with its introduction to the forensic toxicology community in the late 1990’s, but it has regained popularity as one of the many synthetic compounds available to drug users. 5-MeO-DIPT goes by the street names of “Foxy” or “Foxy Methoxy”, is similar to the compound found in Psilocybin mushrooms, and can be consumed as a liquid, powder or most commonly as a tablet or capsule.1
At low doses, users experience enhanced tactile and aural sensations while at high doses more intense psychedelic effects are experienced. Continuous use results in tolerance leading the users requiring higher and higher amounts to illicit the same effects.
5-MeO-DIPT, similar to other tryptamine-or phenethylamine-based hallucinogens, through the alteration of sensory perception and judgment can pose serious health risks to the user and the general public. Tryptamine, the parent molecule of AMT and 5-MeO-DIPT, is known to produce convulsions and death in animals.-Drug Enforcement Administration
Adverse effects of 5-MeO-DIPT use include increased body temperature, muscle twitching, tremors, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, agitation, increase blood pressure, tachycardia, renal failure and rhabdomyolysis. The abuse of 5-MeO-DIPT has resulted in emergency room cases and at least one published fatal overdose.2
1. Drug Enforcement Administration. 5-Methoxy-N, N-Diisopropyltryptamine. April 2013. Accessed February 24, 2014. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/5meodipt.pdf
2. Tanaka, E., Kamata, T., Katagi, M., Tsuchihashi, H., Honda, K. A fatal poisoning with 5-methoxy-N,N-diisopropyltryptamine, Foxy. Forensic Sci Int. 2006 Nov 10;163(1-2):152-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16406422