09/05/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: High Dose Warning Issued for Bi-Layer ‘Skype’ TabletMadalyn McElwain
Warning! A bi-layer “Skype” tablet circulating the black market contains 258.8 mg of MDMA, almost three times the amount of a typical dose (~100 mg). An “extreme high dose” warning has been issued by SaferParty, a Switzerland-based harm reduction group. One side of the tablet is blue with colored speckles, and the other side is white. It is scored on its white side to make it easier to break up into smaller doses.
Keep in mind that even if a substance tests positive for MDMA using DanceSafe’s drug checking kits, the reagents will not tell you how much MDMA is present. Always start with a small dose and wait at least an hour before consuming more to determine the potency. While the Skype tablets are scored and therefore easily breakable into smaller doses, not all pressed pills will be this way. Even if the tablet is not scored, break it into halves or quarters and start small. “Stacked” tablets, which are pills containing more than one typical dose of MDMA, can produce strong and undesirable effects if the consumer is not aware of the amount of MDMA contained in the pill.
Always test before you ingest. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here.