Phenethylamine is a chemical that is found naturally in the body. It can also be made in the laboratory.



Phenethylamine is taken by mouth for improving athletic performance, depression, weight loss, and to improve mood and attention.


Phenethylamine stimulates the body to make certain chemicals that play a role in depression and other psychiatric conditions. People who don’t make enough phenethylamine naturally may be helped by taking phenethylamine as a supplement.


Phenethylamine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most people when taken by mouth appropriately. Phenethylamine works similar to the drug amphetamine, and may cause similar side effects. Also, it might cause rapid heart rate, anxiety, or agitation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of using phenethylamine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Bipolar disorder: Use of phenethylamine might cause people with bipolar disorder to convert from depression to mania.

Schizophrenia: Use of phenethylamine might worsen symptoms of schizophrenia, including hallucinations or delusions.

Surgery: Phenethylamine might affect the central nervous system. This could interfere with surgery. Stop taking phenethylamine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


None are recorded.

Other names

PEA, phenethylamine, β-phenethylamine, Benzeneethanamine


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