Methaqualone: Reactions with other drugs or substances

Last modified: Saturday, 20. June 2009 - 12:49 pm

The sedative and hypnotic effects of methaqualone are greatly increased when the drug is mixed with other CNS depressants such as alcohol or marijuana and can result in coma or death.
Because methaqualone is illegal in the United States and around the world, the only available supplies of the drug are illicitly produced. Bootleg methaqualone may contain a number of other substances, from harmless sugar fillers to potentially deadly chemicals. Talcum powder, flour, baking soda, heroin, decongestants, analgesics, diuretics, laxatives, and of other substances are commonly used to cut methaqualone. Depending on the filler used and impurities that can enter the drug in the manufacturing process, an array of damaging side effects can result. These range from mild gastrointestinal problems to a serious condition known as necrotizing cystitis that causes irreversible damage to the bladder.

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