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Mandrax slows down the central nervous system and has a sedative effect, giving you the feeling of relaxed and carefree. It is a synthetic drug which comes in the form of tablet varying in colour and size. Ingredients include methaqualone (a sedative-hypnotic) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine with sedative-hypnotic effects).

Signs and Symptoms

A highly addictive drug causing physical and psychological dependence. Usually combined with marijuana, typical signs and symptoms may include the following:

  • yellow stained hands

  • bloodshot eyes

  • gaunt appearance

  • rotten teeth

  • drowsiness

  • unnatural sleeping patterns

  • loss of appetite

  • increased saliva secretion

  • swollen abdomen

Paraphernalia commonly found:

  • broken bottles and bottle necks

  • homemade filters - known as a "Diamond"

  • brown stained tissues

  • containers used to spit in

  • Lotto and Tab tickets in which tablets are crushed

Methods of Use

  • Injected

  • Smoked

  • Orally

Adverse Effects

  • Decreased alertness

  • Decreased concentration

  • Restlessness

  • Increased sleep

  • Poor coordination

  • Confusion

  • Aggression

  • Depression

  • Headaches

  • Stomach pain

  • Weight loss

  • Red puffy eyes

  • Slurred speech

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Passing out

  • Convulsions

  • Respiratory failure

  • Psychosis

Overdose Potential

Mandrax has a high overdose potential, especially when used with alcohol. Overdose is potentially lethal.


  • Headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability and aggression

  • Seizures