High-dose MDMA (ecstasy) tablets have been found in NSW. These high-dose tablets contain three to four times the common dose of other MDMA tablets and capsules found circulating in NSW.

NSW Health has recently identified high dose pink tablets labelled 'C P' and purple tablets labelled 'Levi's' (average dose was 201mg and 250mg respectively).

Pink tablets with C and P etched Purple tablet with Levi's logo etched into it

Reduce your risk of harm

Check out the support services available online

NUAA and the Alcohol and Drug Information Service

Know the risks

Taking one MDMA (ecstasy) tablet or capsule by itself can kill, but the risk of harm is higher if:

  • you take more than one MDMA (ecstasy) tablet or capsule.
  • you take a high-dose MDMA (ecstasy) tablet or capsule.
  • you use other stimulant drugs (such as methamphetamine or cocaine) at the same time.

MDMA (ecstasy) is often poorly manufactured and the amount of MDMA in a tablet or capsule can vary a lot, even with the same batch. The time from taking the drug to feeling any effect can vary significantly depending on the drug and the person.

MDMA (ecstasy) has been linked to death, serious harm and life-long complications. recent deaths in NSW were a direct result of taking high doses of MDMA, not contaminated or 'fake' MDMA tablets or capsules.

Information and advice

  • Do not take these tablets.
  • Get help immediately if you or someone else has taken one of these tablets and feel unwell, and tell someone what you have taken.
  • Signs that you should seek help immediately: feeling really hot, rigid muscles, confusion or agitation, racing pulse / heart, feeling aggressive, uncontrolled repetitive movements, vomiting, seizures, difficult to rouse / unconscious.
  • Maintain social distancing, but stay connected with your friends and family.

Getting help

If you see the warning signs of overdose or distress, call Triple Zero (000) for emergency assistance.

For information about the potential adverse effects of MDMA, please contact the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

For free and confidential advice 24/7 call Alcohol and Drug Information Service on 1800 250 015. Counsellors are available to provide information, referrals, crisis counselling and support. Or start a Web Chat with an ADIS counsellor online Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Visit Your Room for more information on the effects of MDMA and other resources.

Visit NUAA or call 1800 644 413 for a range of resources to support you, friends and family.

Current as at: Tuesday 28 April 2020