Also know as:
5-APB, Benzo Fury
6-APB is a stimulant that is commonly marketed in the product ‘Benzo Fury’ and may act like amphetamines (such as speed) and like ecstasy. The key effects and risks of taking 6-APB are considered to be similar to both drugs. ‘Benzo Fury’ is sold in the form of coloured tablets or ‘pellets’, as a white or brown powder, or as variously coloured capsules. The appearance is not, however, a guarantee of content.
How it is taken
6-APB when sold as ‘Benzo Fury’ can be swallowed or snorted in lines. The powder version can also be rolled up in a cigarette paper and swallowed (‘bombed’).
6-APB is chemically similar to amphetamines (like speed) and to ecstasy, so it’s reasonable to assume that they have similar effects to those drugs. Hence, people using 6-APB may experience: feeling very up, alert, chatty and energised. Being ‘in tune’ with their surroundings and/or with music and colours feeling more intense.
Temporary feelings of love and affection for the people they’re with and for the strangers around them.
Physical effects such as dilated pupils, tingling feelings, tightening of the jaw muscles, raised body temperature and the heart beating faster. See the speed and ecstasy pages for more details.
There is very little useful research into the short, medium and long-term effects of 6-APB on users. Hence, it is not possible to provide specific advice on any additional risks for 6-APB, beyond those of amphetamines and ecstasy.
6-APB is chemically similar to amphetamines (like speed) and to ecstasy, and so it’s reasonable to assume it has similar risks to those drugs. Hence, people using 6-APB may experience: Anxiety, panic attacks, confused states, agitation or aggression, paranoid feelings and even psychosis. A ‘comedown’ that may last a number of days – with feelings of lethargy and depressed mood.
The benzofuran compounds 5-APB, 6-APB, 5-APDB and 6-APDB are Class B drugs, which means it’s illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell. Possession can get you up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
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