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Chemical Nomenclature
Common names Xenon
Systematic name Xenon
Routes of Administration

WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity. See responsible use section.

DISCLAIMER: PW's dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.

Xenon is a novel, inorganic Dissociative, notable for being the only single-atom psychoactive known to science. It is occasionally used in anesthesia, where it is considered preferable to other NMDA antagonists due to its unique pharmacokinetics, which, like Memantine, allow it to clear the NMDA receptor at a high eno0ugh speed to prevent excitotoxicity. One of the Noble gases, Xenon is incredibly non-reactive, and only known to form chemical compounds with fluorine. Xenon tends to be fairly expensive and hard to come by, mainly being sold to the public - if at all - by specialty gas suppliers.

Little is known about Xenon in the context of its psychoactive effects.


Xenon is one of the


Xenon is an NMDA antagonist measured to have 44% more potency than Nitrous Oxide as an anesthaetic. . It does not however have any effect on the 5-HT2A receptor, the receptor targeted by most psychedelic drugs.

Subjective effects

The effects listed below are based upon the subjective effects index and personal experiences of PsychonautWiki contributors. The listed effects will rarely (if ever) occur all at once, but heavier dosages will increase the chances and are more likely to induce a full range of effects.

Cognitive effects

Visual effects



transforming machine form becomes present.

Hallucinatory states

Auditory effects


TODO: See if there exists any classification of recreational xenon.

Available Forms

It is possible to condense Xenon from the atmosphere if one has a source of LN2; however, this method is almost certainly more expensive than locating a specialty gas supplier.

Toxicity and harm potential

Lethal dosage

There have not been any studies to determine the LD50 of Xenon. As a non-oxygen gas, however, any prolonged exposure to a 100% xenon atmosphere (by, for example, using a breathing mask) will lead to rapid unconciousness and death by asphyxiation. Safe usage protocols, if extant, would require oxygen included in the mix of gasses.

It is strongly recommended that one use harm reduction practices when using this drug.

Tolerance and addiction potential

Given that there is no history of non-professional use, this data is unknown.

Legal issues

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See also