Can you overdose or die if you use synthetic cathinones ("bath salts")?

Yes. Intoxication from several man-made cathinones, including MDPV, mephedrone, methedrone, and butylone, has caused death among some people who have used bath salts. Snorting or needle injection of bath salts seems to cause the most harm. Mixing “bath salts” with other drugs, including alcohol, can be especially dangerous.

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