The search revealed a multitude of online drug forums not only recommending consumption of the Benzedrex cotton insert, but providing detailed instructions on how to chemically convert the propylhexedrine into "stove top speed" for snorting or intravenous use.
Though there have been no formal studies of the dependence potential of propylhexedrine, multiple case reports documenting the negative consequences of abuse, including pulmonary hypertension, myocardial infarction, psychotic reactions, ventricular arrhythmias, shock and death have been published since 1970 (Anderson 1970) and as recently as January 2011 (Holler et al.
As propylhexedrine is not chemically classified as amphetamine, it was not subject to those controls.
Like its predecessor (amphetamine sulfate), inhalers containing propylhexedrine are being misused for the stimulant properties of its contents.
A drug toxicity death involving propylhexedrine and mitragynine.
Pharmacokinetics of phenobarbital and propylhexedrine after administration of barbexaclone in the mouse.
Specially formulated with propylhexedrine
, lavender oil and menthol, Benzedrex promotes nasal and sinus drainage and temporarily relieves sinus pressure.