NEP is a research chemical in the cathinone family which is known to be a stimulant. It is a compound created as supplementary that can be studied in laboratories to learn more about the way the compounds work in vivo and in-vitro experiments. It is believed to have a close kinship to pentedrone and inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine. However, there is no published scientific data to prove this only its relationship to other cathinones.

Through some studies, NEP may prove to be a releasing agent for serotonin as well as inhibit the reuptake of serotonin. However, once again to scientific research has been compiled on this compounds or other new research chemicals in the same family. The difference between NEP and pentedrone is that NEP on the carbon chain has an extra ethyl group that also contains nitrogen. Due to this, manufacturers believe NEP is three times more potent which will produce similar effects as pentedrone but may cause worse side effects due to its potency.

There is no information at this time on the pharmacology of NEP as more research needs to be completed. All data that has been compiled is due to research on other cathinone’s that have similar subjective effects and structure of NEP. It is thought to cause the accumulation of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain which will cause euphoric and stimulating effects. Due to the fact that no scientific data has been published to show the long-term effects, toxicity, and any adverse side effects that may come from using NEP it is listed as a research chemical and is not for human consumption.

Most countries have not classified NEP; thus, the reason more research is necessary. In other countries, laboratories can study the new compounds to determine if there are any human benefits for this new stimulant.