NEW DRUG ALERT – from the Victorian Department of Health (Melbourne, October 2021)
PMMA is a highly dangerous substance that has resulted in deaths in Australia and other countries. If you might have taken this substance and are experiencing adverse side effects, call 000.
Para-Methoxymethamphetamine (PMMA) is an ‘empathogen’ with stimulant and mild hallucinogenic properties that has been associated with a substantial number of deaths worldwide. Depending on the amount taken, it seems to have a significant risk of very serious harm to health. This includes hyperthermia (dangerously high body temperature), acute respiratory distress (severe shortness of breath needing immediate medical attention), cardiac arrest, convulsions, sudden collapse, multiple organ failure, and death.
Reports from people who have used PMMA intentionally suggest it’s hard to take a dose that provides any desirable effects without experiencing serious unwanted effects. While unpredictable, the effects of PMMA may include moderate stimulation, mildly heightened senses, seeing colours and shapes, overheating, dehydration, sweating, increased heartbeat and blood pressure, difficulty breathing, irregular eye movements, muscle spasms, and nausea and vomiting.
Be very cautious about any substance with a yellow colour/tinge that’s sold as MDMA – it may contain PMMA
See the Department of Health alert here: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/…/mdma-adulterated-with…
Info about PMMA (Release): https://www.release.org.uk/…/uk-pma-deaths-case-drug…
Info about PMMA (PsychonautWiki): https://psychonautwiki.org/wiki/PMMA
Advice on water consumption (High Alert NZ): https://www.highalert.org.nz/…/the-complicated…/