Quaaludes (methaqualone) Uses, Effects & History of Abuse

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Methaqualone is a sedative and hypnotic medication. It was sold under the brand names Quaalude and Mandrax among others until commercial production was halted due to widespread abuse, among other things. It is a member of the quinazolinone class. BUY QUAALUDES ONLINE

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History of quaaludes

Quaaludes were first synthesized in India in 1950’s. It was introduced into America in the 1960s and by the late ’60s and ’70s it became a popular recreational drug, often found in discos and referred to as a “disco biscuit”. The abuse potential of Quaaludes soon became apparent and in 1973 methaqualone was placed in Schedule II, making it difficult to prescribe and illegal to possess without a prescription. In 1984 it was moved to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Federal Schedule I, so Quaaludes are no longer legally available in the United States. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse, no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S., and lack accepted safety for use under medical supervision. BUY QUAALUDES ONLINE

Quaaludes that are sold only for illicit recreational use now are synthesized in clandestine laboratories. Illegally produced Quaaludes can contain other central nervous system depressants such as benzodiazepines or even fentanyl.

In the 1960s a methaqualone and diphenhydramine combination pill called Mandrax was sold as a sedative. Current Mandrax pills, made illegally, may also contain benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or ephedrine. Mandrax is still widely abused in South Africa. BUY QUAALUDES ONLINE

Quaalude side effects

Common side effects of Quaaludes include:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • fatigue
  • itching
  • rashes
  • sweating
  • dry mouth
  • tingling sensation in arms and legs
  • seizures
  • reduced heart rate
  • slowed breathing (respiration).

Quaaludes can also cause erectile dysfunction and difficulty achieving orgasms. At high doses it can cause mental confusion and loss of muscle control (ataxia).

As with most drugs of abuse, it was found that Quaaludes users made poor decisions and lacked normal abilities under its influence. Driving skills of Quaalude users were often impaired and lead to fatal car accidents.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

How do they work?

Most sedatives, including alcohol and Valium, work by binding to gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors (GABAA) in the central nervous system, resulting in an increase in inhibitory signals in the brain. Quaaludes bind to a different segment of the GABAA receptor, but have similar sedative effects.

Are they legal?

Not anymore. Congress banned domestic production of the drug and its sales as a prescription, and President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation into law in 1984.

Can you still get them today?

The legal production of the drug ended in the United States in the 1980s, but underground labs in Mexico continued to manufacture the pill, and it is still used in South Africa and India under different names.

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What are Quaaludes?

The drug was popular in the 1970s, especially in the US, and taken as a recreational drug.

It has been banned in the US for more than 30 years.

In Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street film, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character goes on a Quaalude binge, where he can barely speak and can’t even walk.

The drug was called Mandrax (or known as “Mandies”) in the UK and both here and the US it was used in the 1960s to treat insomnia and anxiety.

But the drug quickly became misused and was easily available in the US where it earned the nickname “Disco biscuits”.

What are the side effects of the drugs?

David Herzberg, professor of history at the University at Buffalo, told the BBC: “It got the reputation of relaxing people so that they can have freer sex.”

Justin Gass, author of the book Quaaludes (Drugs: The Straight Facts) now a professor of neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, said the drug gave a “really powerful high” with the effects lasting up to six hours.

The drug was particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol, leading users to fall asleep but never to wake up again.

According to Gass, Quaaludes have similar effects to the modern day Rohypnol, acting to erase memory and is a muscle relaxant.

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