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Pump-It Powder! latest drug causing concern

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The latest synthetic drug causing concern is the "Pump-It! Powder," an "enhanced plant vitamin." It's manufactured and sold under the ruse of a substance, "not intended for human consumption."

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In an article titled, "Pump-It Powder Emerges as Latest Synthetic Drug of Concern" from the government of Maine, Pump-It is explained more clearly.

Patented in 1944, Geranamine is an old-time amphetamine-related stimulant and decongestant that is found naturally in the geranium plant. It has mainly been ignored since the '40s and has not been widely studied. Geranamine is also known as methylhexanamine and is a legal substance; it is not schedule by the DEA. Users of Pump-It have noted that it performs in a manner similar to that of methylhexanamine, and many have reported that using Pump-It Powder has become an "addictive routine."

Emergency rooms have found patients affected by Pump-It experiencing seizures, hallucinations and paranoia. Users have also reported to their doctors that while using Pump-It! Powder, they have experienced effects similar, but more intense than cocaine and methamphetemine.

Pump-It Powder has mainly become popular in the Midwest and plains states. Though one can find this product on the Internet, it is also available over the counter in places as accessible as gas stations.

This drug can be snorted, injected or smoked, and the high from this drug is somewhat delayed. "This situation then prompts users to 'bump' double or triple dose because the onset of effects is not felt right away. Those actions then lead to absorption of a hyper dose and the experience of grossly exaggerated effects and a likely trip to the hospital," says the article by the government of Maine.

Stay tuned to the MEDTOX Journal for further news about this drug and others like it. Readers with questions or stories involving Pump-It! Powder may contact agilberts@medtox.com at the MEDTOX Journal.

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