Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen. Ecstasy sold on the street is made in illegal labs. It is usually sold as a tablet, capsule or powder. The tablets vary in shape, size, color, and in the amount of ecstasy they contain. In fact, tablets, capsules, or powders may not have any ecstasy in them at all.
Also known as: adam, AKA, E, euphoria, hug drug, M, M&M, MDM, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, rave, X, XTC, the love drug, the party pill, hug, beans, clarity, and lover’s speed (ecstasy).
use of ecstasy can also produce many other effects including:
- decreased appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- increased blood pressure and heart rate
- increase in body temperature
- severe dehydration
- electrolyte disturbances
- teeth grinding and jaw pain