- You might feel anxious, restless or aggressive.
- You might feel unwell, like you have a fever, have abnormal sweating, vomit or you may have a headache.
- Your heart may beat very quickly or irregularly which can be dangerous.
- aMT can cause hallucinations which means you may see or hear things that aren’t there. This can sometimes be quite scary and confusing known as a bad trip. Good trips can be amusing and pleasant but you can’t be sure whether you’ll have a good or bad trip.
- You might be at risk of harm as a result of fear and hallucinations.
- It is easy to overdose on aMT because compared to many other powder drugs, you only need to take a small amount for it to have a substantial effect.
- There is a small possibility that aMT may react with certain medicines and some foods (like certain wines and cheeses, or with Bovril or Marmite). This can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure.
- We know that some drugs can irritate and damage the lining of the nose, stomach and lungs depending on how they are taken. aMT may cause similar damage but more research is needed to see whether this is the case.
aMT and alcohol
The risks associated with taking any drug increase when you drink alcohol as well. Also, aMT may react with some wines and cause a very dangerous rise in blood pressure – but it is not clear that this would normally occur with the doses being used.
FRANK is currently not aware of any evidence that shows that aMT is being cut (having powders added to bulk them up and increase profits) or that it has been contaminated during production and shipment but many products are altered so you can’t be sure.
Just because aMT isn’t illegal, doesn’t mean you can be sure of what you are actually buying. The aMT you buy could be mixed with other ‘legal highs’ or an illegal drug; testing of other ‘legal highs’ has shown that they often contain additional substances which are illegal.
aMT has some stimulant effects and so it is possible that it also might be addictive like other stimulants.