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Sextasy




Sextasy is a common name for a drug combination of ecstacy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), and sildenafil citrate (Viagra), which is a PDE5 inhibitor and vasodilator used for erectile dysfunction. Sextasy can be ingested as two separate mediums (such as tablets) or they may be crushed and combined for insufflation or insertion into a capsule. Sextasy is a slang term for the combination, a portmanteau of "sex" and "ecstasy"; Viagra allows the user to achieve an erection, a difficult feat due to the strong stimulant nature of ecstasy.

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Physiological Interactions

Sextasy's inclusion of Viagra is thought to minimize or eliminate the effect of MDMA (Ecstasy) on the ability to develop an erection. Ecstasy affects areas in the brain that ultimately induce a significant period of euphoria, the mechanism of which is believed to trigger a massive amount of serotonin to flood the neuroreceptors.

Risks

Immediate psychological effects last from four to six hours and may include euphoria, anxiety, insomnia, and/or paranoia.[citation needed] Immediate physical effects include muscle tension, jaw clenching, nausea, nystagmus, tremors, increased heart rate, and chills.[citation needed] Due to increases in heart rate and blood pressure, a user's body temperature may effectively rise and lead to dehydration, hyperthermia, and possible seizures.[citation needed]

Since PDE5 inhibitors work by vasodilation, headaches are a common side effect of PDE5 inhibitors alone. Viagra alone can in some patients cause priapism, an erection that lasts more than four hours. Priapism is painful and can cause lasting damage to the penis. [1]

See also

  • Poly drug use

References

  • The 'sextasy' craze. Clubland's dangerous party mix: Viagra and ecstasy. Newsweek. 2002 June 3;139(22):30.
  • Curtis, Kim, and Margie Mason. Mixing Viagra, ‘Party Pills’ a Dangerous New Trend. Ottawa Citizen 25 June 2002, final ed., sec. News: A14. LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis. Clark Memorial Lib., Portsmouth, OH. 15 February 2006 .
  • Viagra Joining Pill Party. The Associated Press [Victoria, British Columbia] 22 July 2002, final ed., sec. Life: C5. LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis. Clark Memorial Lib., Portsmouth, OH. 15 February 2006 .
  • ECSTASY PLUS VIAGRA EQUALS DANGER, COPS SAY. Edmonton Sun [Alberta, Canada] 14 November 2002, final ed., sec. News: 5. LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis. Clark Memorial Lib., Portsmouth, OH. 15 February 2006 .
  • Hunter, Stuart, and Jack Keating. Ravers Beware: Trail Mix Could Kill. The Vancouver Province [British Columbia] 9 September 2002, final ed., sec. News: A4. LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis. Clark Memorial Lib., Portsmouth, OH. 15 February 2006 .
 
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