Hyperkalemia in fatal MDMA ('ecstasy') toxicity
by
Ravina P, Quiroga JM, Ravina T.
Pharmacy Department,
Hospital Xeral-Cies, Vigo, Spain.
Int J Cardiol. 2004 Feb;93(2-3):307-8.


ABSTRACT

3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, 'ecstasy') is an amphetamine synthetic analog widely used as an recreational drug. Acute and severe toxic effects following MDMA ingestion include hyperthermia, arrhythmias, rhabdomyolisis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, hepatotoxicity and even death. Recently, we treated a patient in whom hyperkalemia, in the absence of renal failure, aggravated the expected toxic complications of MDMA, becoming the immediate cause of his death.

Brain damage?
Kidney damage
Malonate/toxicity
Deaths in New York
Long-term brain damage?
Toxic metabolites of MDMA?


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