A warning has been issued to the public about dangerous blue Superman pills that are being sold as ecstasy. The alarming results have indicated that nearly a dozen individuals have been rushed to emergency rooms due to high levels of narcotics unrelated to ecstasy found in their systems.
If you are one to dabble in party favors – it’s safe to say that you should steer clear from this not-so-super tablet.
Authorities have stated that the pills being distributed contain high levels of Xanax. The pill has effects similar to Alprazolam, which cause immediate signs of depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviors when the medication is not properly consumed. This was the shocking results for the 11 individuals aged 18-34 years old who chose to consume these dangerous tablets.
Dr. Craig Sadler, the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Unit at Calvary Mater Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, stated:
“We are talking about a potent and fast-acting form of Benzodiazepine. This particular supply of illicit pills is being sold as something that it is not. The danger lies in mixing this particular blend of pressed pill with alcohol, as the mixture presents a high danger when used in conjunction with other depressants, such as Benzodiazepines.
People who had been admitted after taking the pills were reported to have “declined rapidly and suffered varying levels of consciousness. At least one suffered a seizure.”
Rest assure that all of the individuals affected by the pills have recovered – although, according to Dr. Sadler, “it is [a] very real problem if people are taking these pills thinking they are a stimulant. We want people to aware that what they are being sold, is not what the pills are. They should not be taken.”
Party safely and smart, ravers – you never truly know what dangers are hidden within.