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The Belgian Early Warning System Drugs (BEWSD) at the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) would like to report the identification and analysis of several highly dosed ecstasy tablets. 

Two tablets were reported by the WIV-ISP Medicines laboratory in the framework of the drug testing project at Modus Vivendi. 

Another four tablets were reported by the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC-INCC).

 

All tablet characteristics can be found in the table below.

We would like to draw your attention specifically to these tablets, and would like to remind you that the majority of ecstasy tablets currently circulating remains high to very highly dosed.
Dosages of up to 300 mg MDMA base per tablet have been reported in the past.

The only reliable method to determine the amount of MDMA present in an ecstasy tablet is by extensive laboratory analysis; color reagents tests such as Marquis never provide dosage indications.

 

Symptoms of an MDMA overdose are characterised by heavy sweating, tremor, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, paranoia and hyperthermia. 

In severe cases a serotonin syndrome can occur, resulting in an often fatal hyperthermia. Overdose treatment is symptomatic.

 

Please inform your networks.

 

Kind regards,

 

Peter