Ecstasy pills generally known as molly (a short version of the word molecule) or MDMA are neurotic pills that are widely used as a recreational drug.

The psychotherapists tried hard to link it to the treatment of Post trauma stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, but there is no enough evidence to support the idea.

The drug was initially used by psychotherapists in the 1970’s after which it did not get approved by the FDA.

The use of MDMA was strictly controlled, but then it started getting its way through illegal channels.

In this article, we will cover the following topics about ecstasy pills:

  • What purposes do ecstasy pills serve?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the serious interactions of the drug?
  • Can ecstasy pills cause death?
  • What are the risks associated with ecstasy pills?
  1. What purposes do ecstasy pills serve?

Ecstasy pills give a sudden energy boost to its users. It alters the brain function to spike up different hormones that give pleasure. The users may feel very engaged or chatty with the surroundings.

The drug comes in capsule, tablet and powder form, and is used as a ‘nightclub’ staple to get short periods of energy and excitement (about 3 to 6 hours).

  1. How does it work?

The ecstasy pills affect three neurotransmitters in the human brain. The dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine.

The drug affects serotonin the most which is a chemical transmitted by the brain to control mood, appetite and some other functions.

The drug first increases the production of all the mentioned chemicals and then when they are released, it blocks the brain from up taking them.

This results in high concentration of the neurotransmitters in the body for a short interval. After that when the brain starts normal functions, the lack of these neurotransmitters make it to feel depression and paranoia.

  1. What are the serious interactions of the drug?

The drug is illegal and many times it is mixed with other substances such as marijuana, cocaine or other drugs to enhance its effects. The drug can cause serious side effects if taken with another substance such as alcohol.

A side effect of the drug is hiking up the body temperature that can lead to heart, kidney or liver failure in extreme cases.

  1. Can ecstasy pills cause death

Yes, ecstasy pills can cause death if the body temperature gets dangerously high after taking the pill. It can damage the function of the measured organs such as liver,heart and kidneys causing death.

  1. What are the risks associated with ecstasy pills?

The first and foremost risk is that the pills are illegal. The people who carry or supply it,if spotted out can be fined heavily.

Other than that, the drug is usually associated with elevated happiness that can be boosted by using another sexual desire enhancing drug. This causes the user to involve in unprotected sex that can cause many STDs.

Another risk is water intoxication that can be caused by taking too much water after taking the pill due to dehydration. This causes the body to go into a state of electrolyte imbalance.