What is Captagon?
Captagon is one of a number of brand names for the medication compound fenethylline hydrochloride. Captagon is not a new medicine. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia positions its launching in 1961 when it was made by Chemiewerk Homburg, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Degussa. The patent for its manufacturing dates to 1962, according to the Merck Index.
Dexamphetamine was currently being made use of by the military to enable soldiers to remain awake for long periods of time and also to “boost courage as well as blowing”. Captagon was meant to be a milder variation of these medicines. Yet by the 1980s the U.S. government stated it an illegal drug without any presently accepted medical usage. Production of the medicine stopped in the 1980s.
Nonetheless, illegal manufacture has actually proceeded and also has lately intensified in the previous few years in Europe and also the Middle East. Some resources recommend Captagon is just one of the extra preferred entertainment medications amongst upscale young people in the center East.
No question the “Captagon” made use of by the Islamic Forces (ISIS or ISIL) and also various other extremist teams to boost their soldier’s capabilities today is much eliminated from the Captagon of the eighties.
Instead of simply two ingredients, unlawful manufacturing likely combines a number of extremely habit-forming stimulants with intensifying actions into one damaging little pill.
This “brand-new age” Captagon, as with any kind of extremely habit-forming material, is likely to create irreversible adjustments in brain circuitry that govern impulse control and also judgment, removing an individual’s capability to reason or believe reasonably.
Captagon has actually been touted by media as “The Amphetamine Fuelling Syria’s War” or “The Jihadists’ Drug”.