NSW Health is warning the community about high dose MDMA tablets which have been found to contain twice the dose of MDMA usually found in so-called “ecstasy” tablets.
The tablets are orange in colour, spade-shaped, and often marked with an ‘Ace of Spades’ logo.
There is an increased risk of harm when taking higher-dose or multiple MDMA tablets. MDMA is often poorly manufactured and the amount in a tablet can vary considerably even in the same batch.
High dose MDMA use has been linked to death and other serious harms that result in intensive care hospital admissions.
NSW Health Pathology’s Illicit Drug Analysis and Forensic Toxicology teams work every day to keep the community safe by conducting expert analysis of blood, urine and oral fluid samples as well as testing illicit drugs seized by police.
Their work supports the health and justice systems and contributes to public health alerts such as this.
For more information: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/public-drug-alerts/Pages/default.aspx