In animal trials, Dr. Osborne observed that brain wave scans did indicate increased intelligence, however the serum also produced paranoia. In addition to enhancing intelligence, Psycactin-3 was observed to enhance physcial strength. Adrenaline and pituitary levels increased 220% over normal and often higher.
Negative side-effects of Psycactin-3 included dehydration, photophobia, hyperactivity and eventually death.
Dr. Osborne eventually developed an anti-serum that reversed the effects of Psycactin-3. This anti-serum was administered successfully to Rudy Wells when Psycactin-3 entered into his bloodstream from the bite of a chimpanzee dosed with the serum.
(SMDM: The Most Dangerous Enemy)