High dose MDMA tablets – pink irregular shape with Audi logo
Warning: High dose MDMA tablets have been found in NSW, average dose 196mg.
Know the risks
- You are at increased risk of harm if you:
- take multiple MDMA (ecstasy) tablets or capsules
- take a higher-dose MDMA (ecstasy) tablet or capsule
- use other stimulant drugs (e.g. methamphetamine, cocaine or caffeine) at the same time
- use alcohol, certain medicines, or illicit drugs at the same time
MDMA (ecstasy) is often poorly manufactured and the amount of MDMA in a tablet or capsule can vary a lot, even within the same batch. The dose of MDMA tablets recently circulating in NSW varied by up to six-fold.
- The time from taking the drug to feeling any effect can vary significantly depending on the drug as well as the individual person.
- MDMA (ecstasy) has been linked to death, serious harm and life-long complications.
Effects to look out for
Feeling really hot and sweaty, light headedness, rigid muscles (e.g. difficulty walking), confusion or agitation, racing pulse/heart, feeling aggressive, uncontrolled repetitive movements, vomiting, seizures, difficult to rouse / unconscious
- Seek help immediately from your nearest emergency department or call Triple Zero (000).
- Start CPR if someone is not breathing.
Support and advice
For free and confidential advice:
- Call Alcohol and Drug Information Service(ADIS) on 1800 250 015 at any time 24/7. Start a Web Chat with an ADIS counsellor Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5pm.
- Call NUAA on 1800 644 413 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) to speak to a peer or visit NUAA for a range of resources.
- Call the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 for information on adverse effects from drugs.
- Visit Your Room for fact sheets and other resources.
Reproduced by permission, NSW Health © 2023.