Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is an an empathogen which means it increases an individual’s feeling of empathy and compassion towards others.

MDMA is commonly called and known as Ecstasy. However, some pills sold as ecstasy may only have a small amount of MDMA or none at all. Other drugs and ‘fillers’ are often used instead. This makes it hard to know what reactions to expect after taking MDMA or if negative side effects will be experienced.

MDMA Overdose


If you take a large amount or have a strong batch of MDMA, you may also experience: Hyperthermia—a dangerous overheating of the body.

  • Very high blood pressure.
  • Fainting spells.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Seizures.
  • Panic attacks.

Coming Down

In the days after MDMA use you may experience:

  • Restless sleep and exhaustion
  • Anxiety, irritability and depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
The use of depressant drugs as alcohol, benzodiazepines or cannabis to help with these ‘come down’ effects, may result in dependence on both types of drugs.


The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) have been conducting a study on MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy to treat issues like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & depression.

The trials are still ongoing and have shown some positive signs.

For more information check out MAPS

Side Effects of

There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

The effects of taking MDMA with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.