2C-B (& other 2C-type drugs)


There is not much information regarding the pharmacological action of 2C-B and other 2C hallucinogenic drugs despite first being synthesised many years ago.

In common with other hallucinogenic drugs, 2C-B and other 2C drugs bind to a specific type of serotonin receptor. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter mainly present in the central nervous system that plays a key role the stimulating mood, appetite and sleep regulation.  Unlike other hallucinogenic drugs, the stimulation of these receptors by 2C-B and other 2C compounds is greatly reduced, if not inhibited. 

Some evidence suggests that the hallucinogenic effects of the 2C compounds are produced through binding with a different type of serotonin receptor, though this is yet to be confirmed.