Different, according to Damín, is to adulterate a powder like cocaine . “In this case, the rat poison, which is also a white powder, is used to generate more volume, because the drug is sold by weight. On the other hand, a tablet like ecstasy is not going to be worth more or less because it is bigger or smaller ”.
For his part, Dr. Sergio Saracco , toxicologist and Director of the Observatory of Public Health and Consumption Problems of the National University of Cuyo explained that “rodenticides do not produce hyperthermia, which is one of the expected effects of ecstasy – always depending on the amount of the drug ingested, the hydration of the user and genetic issues- “. He explained that rat poison is an anticoagulant that has nothing to do with this picture.
Finally, Dr. Eduardo Kalina , Master in Addictions and Professor of the Postgraduate Addictions at the Universidad del Salvador, indicated that “since 2017 in the United States a rat poison with anticoagulant effects, called brodificaum, has been used as an adjunct to the so-called synthetic cannabinoids, including Black Mamba, K2 and Spice ”.
“They promote this poison as an add-on for ‘different experience’, something that the addict pursues since he is attracted to dangerous products, to the point of becoming a guinea pig with whom they experiment. But it is the supplements that cause the most deaths and versions of these drugs come out all the time, which are especially dangerous when mixed with alcohol ”, he concluded.