Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man alert over 'stronger' ecstasy tablets

There has been a rise in the number of "higher strength" ecstasy tablets appearing in the Isle of Man, the department of health has warned.

The government said most tablets seized at UK festivals had higher-than-normal levels of active ingredient MDMA.

People not used to the higher-strength pills risk taking an overdose.

"We would ask those who are tempted to try them to think again. [They] should not be used before or after drinking alcohol," a health spokesman said.

"The interaction can make the effects even more unpredictable and could even result in death".

Anyone who uses Ecstasy or would like further information can contact the confidential Drug Advice Service and Helpline.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites