NBOMe (N-methoxybenzyl) is the name for a series of drugs that have hallucinogenic effects. Reports indicate that there are a number of different versions of NBOMe available – all with differing effects. Hallucinogens, also known as psychedelics, change the way a person perceives the world and can affect all the senses, altering a person’s thinking, sense of time and emotions. NBOMe drugs are also referred to as a new psychoactive substances (NPS) because they are designed to mimic or produce similar effects to common illicit drugs such as LSD.

NBOMes Overdose

Dangerous Signs

If you take a large amount or have a strong batch, you might overdose. If you experience any of the below symptoms, call an ambulance straight away by dialing 999 or 112:

  • Confusion
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Nausea
  • Restless sleep and exhaustion
  • Paranoia, fear and panic
  • Agitation and aggression
  • Rapid spasms in the eye
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid or difficulty breathing
  • Overheating (hyperthermia)
  • Numbness and swelling of feet, hands and face
  • Blue fingers and toes
  • Heart Problems
  • Seizures


There have also been reports of deaths as a result of car accidents, suicide and drownings. Using an NBOMe carries a high risk of overdose due to the small difference between the amount required to produce a high and that which causes overdose. Not knowing the amount contained in the tablet or blotter increases the risk of overdose as it’s easy to take too much.

Side Effects of

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

The effects of mixing an NBOMe with other drugs, including alcohol, prescription medication and over-the-counter medicines are not known.

However, reports of people attending emergency departments after taking an NBOMe demonstrate that alcohol and other drugs may contribute to overdose effects.