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Ecstasy is commonly referred to as “E” or “X,” and is actually 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It is considered a club drug because of its stimulating effects. Ecstasy is a man-made pill, so the purity is questionable. The maker can use whatever ingredients he or she would like in making the drug. Ecstasy pills usually have a graphic or logo on the tablet. About 45 minutes after swallowing a pill, a user will feel the “high” of ecstasy. This high lasts three to six hours.

What are the effects of ecstasy?

  • Loss of perception
  • Anxiety and agitation
  • Sweating, chills and dizziness
  • Muscle tension
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Teeth grinding
  • Sadness and depression
  • Liver failure
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
  • Hyperthermia (overheating)
  • Death – especially when combining with other drugs or alcohol