User:Gregcaletta/List of Recreational Drugs by critical dosages

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Chart of dependence potential and effective dose/lethal dose of some psychoactive drugs. Data was taken from [1] via [2]


This list of recreational drugs by critical doses attempts to compare various psychoactive drugs, particularly those taken recreationally, by critical dosage levels such as the lethal dose and the effective dose for a 70 kg adult human. Amounts are usually based on extrapolation from rats or mice and so are only speculative.

Table[edit]

Drug Lethal dose Effective dose Effective dose/lethal dose ratio (based on median)
Range of reliable sources Median average of reliable sources Range of reliable sources Median average of reliable sources
Heroin 50 mg[3] 8 mg[4] 0.16
Morphine 300 mg[5] 20 mg[6] 0.07
Pentobarbital 5000 mg[7] 250 mg[8] 0.05
Rohypnol 30 mg[9] 1 mg[10] 0.03
Ethanol 300 mL[11] 30 mL[12] 0.10
Caffeine 10000 mg[13] 100 mg[14] 0.01
Cocaine 1200 mg[15] 80 mg[16] 0.07
Ephedra 3500 mg[17] 25 mg[18] 0.01
MDMA 2000 mg[19] 125 mg[20] 0.06
Nicotine 50 mg[21] 1 mg[22] 0.02
Ketamine 70 mg[23]
Nitrous oxide 525 litres[24] 3.5 litres[25] 0.01
LSD 100 mg[26] 0.1 mg[27] <0.005
Mescaline 350 mg[28]
Psilocybin 6 mg
Marijuana (Cannabinoids) >15000 mg[29] 15 mg[30] <0.005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fish, Jefferson M. (2006). Drugs and Society: U.S. Public Policy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 149–162. ISBN 0742542459. 
  2. ^ http://web.cgu.edu/faculty/gabler/drug_toxicity.htm
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [[2]]
  5. ^ [[3]]
  6. ^ [[4]]
  7. ^ [[5]]
  8. ^ [[6]]
  9. ^ [7]
  10. ^ [[8]]
  11. ^ [[9]]
  12. ^ [[10]]
  13. ^ [[11]]
  14. ^ [[12]]
  15. ^ [[13]]
  16. ^ [[14]]
  17. ^ [[15]]
  18. ^ [[16]]
  19. ^ [[17]]
  20. ^ [[18]]
  21. ^ [19]
  22. ^ [20]
  23. ^ [[21]]
  24. ^ [[22]]
  25. ^ [[23]]
  26. ^ [[24]]
  27. ^ [[25]]
  28. ^ [[26]]
  29. ^ [[27]]
  30. ^ [[28]]

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