25C-NBOMe is a potent hallucinogenic drug, and was misrepresented as light brown MDMA (ECSTASY) POWDER in Sydney. There have been several hospitalisations in June 2021.
Know the risks
The NBOMe drugs can cause vivid hallucinations, violence, fear and agitation, the combination of which can lead to accidents, harm to self and others. These drugs are potent and can be life threatening.
4-fluoroamphetamine causes similar effects to MDMA and amphetamine.
You are at increased risk of harm:
If you use drugs alone
As your dose increases
If you use with other substances that cause hallucinations e.g. LSD, ketamine; or stimulants e.g. MDMA, cocaine or methamphetamine.
The current cluster in NSW appears to be a light brown powder misrepresented as MDMA. NBOMe drugs are usually found in the form of blotting paper, liquid and tablets. They can also be misrepresented as LSD.
Effects to look out for
Serious adverse effects may include violent behaviour, vivid hallucinations, fever, agitation, derealisation and depersonalisation.
If you see the warning signs of unexpected drug reactions:
Support and advice
For free and confidential advice:
Take Home Naloxone program
- It is becoming more common for substances to be contaminated with opioids. Signs include loss of consciousness, slow/difficult breathing, skin turning blue. Anyone who uses drugs can get naloxone, which reverses opioid overdose.
- Naloxone is free, for participating locations and more information:
Call '000' even if naloxone has been administered.