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Description of XTC (Extacy, Exstacy, MDMA) Pills

Written by: Wendy Moelker, Psychologist in charge, tutor, Emergis center for mental health care, Goes, the Netherlands.
First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 26 Apr 2012.


The active ingredient in XTC, MDMA, stimulates and also has a hallucinogenic effect.


What is XTC (Extacy, Exstacy)?


XTC (Extacy) is a drug available in pills and capsules, in different colors and shapes, and often with a logo. The active substance in XTC is called MDMA and has a double effect. It is a stimulant with boosting effects and also has a hallucinogenic effect. The perception intensifies as well as the feeling of increased empathy toward others. Often the pills are sold as XTC, but instead of MDMA contain different and unpredictable substances or placebos.

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