A one-step test to detect MDMA in human urine
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymetamphetamine) is an N-methyl analogue of MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine) with an effect similar to that of mescaline (a hallucinogen) and amphetamines (stimulants). Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs. They stimulate one's physical and psychic qualities after consumption, they lead to a sensation of extrapotentiality and to a boost in one's psychical and physical capabilities. Among the acute physical effects of the drug are restlessness, increase a heartbeat frequency, dry mouth, pounding heart. Repeated exposition to amphetamines leads to total dryness, insufficient willful thinking and action, loss of concentration, inadequate behavior. Ecstasy is sold in tablets, jelly capsules, sometimes in ampules or folded paper. The effective analogue content is 50 to 180 mg. It is taken orally (as a tablet), sometimes it is snuffed. The effect appears within 30 to 60 minutes. It peaks after 1.5 hours and gradually decreases during 6 to 10 hours. This a screening test, it is fast and accurate, it detects the presence of MDMA and its metabolites in human urine at concentrations above 500 ng/ml, even 4 days after drug use.