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Dear colleagues,
The Belgian Early Warning System Drugs at the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) was informed about the analysis of a blotter containing the new psychoactive substance: 25C-NBOMe, a substituted phenethylamine and derivative of 2C-C.
This substance was not been detected in Belgium so far.
The pink blotter with drawings bought in Liège was submitted through the Modus Fiesta drug testing project in Brussels, assuming to be LSD but containing 25C-NBOME.
It is a potent partial agonist of the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor in particular and appears to have stimulant and particularly hallucinogenic effects. It has been associated with non-fatal intoxication (tachycardia, hypertension, seizures, hyperpyrexia) and death. It has been reportedly sold as LSD or as a ‘legal’ alternative to LSD or “research chemical” usually via Internet websites. The variation in formulations and resultant dosage coupled with its potency results in health risks to the individual.
All relevant data including spectra can be found in the fact sheet in attachment.
In addition, the BEWSD has again been informed of the analysis of an ecstasy tablet containing a high amount of MDMA.
The tablet was recently analysed in the framework of the Modus Fiesta drug testing service in Brussels; the tablet’s characteristics can be found in the table below:
10 mm
10 mm
4.5 mm
440 mg
MDMA base content:
178.1 mg
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The BEWSD would like to draw your attention to these tablets, and would like to remind you that the majority of ecstasy tablets currently circulating are highly dosed. The amount of MDMA present in an ecstasy tablet can only be determined using laboratory analysis!
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.
Please inform your networks, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you receive signals about similar tablets.
Kind regards,
Belgian Early Warning System on Drugs