'DISCO BISCUITS' What is Quaalude and is the drug dangerous?

In the UK it is also known as Mandrax and became popular in the 1970s – some people used it for anxiety and stress.

A QUAALUDE is a pill which works

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People usually take it as a tablet, but rigid users are known to liquefy it and inject it into their veins. This drug was first synthesized in India in 1951 by Indra Kishore Kakar and Syed Hussain Zaheer.

A QUAALUDE is a pill which works

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It has been banned in the US for more than 30 years.

What is Quaalude?

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In Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street film, Leonardo DiCaprio's character goes on a quaulude binge, where he can barely speak and can't even walk.

What is Quaalude?

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Justin Gas, the author of the book Qualuds (Drugs: The Straight Facts) is now professor of neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina.

How does Quaalude work?

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The drug was particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol, causing users to fall asleep but never get up again. According to Gus, qualudes have the same effect as modern times.

How does Quaalude work?

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Taking any medication is dangerous – especially if you take too much. If you take Quaaludes you are likely to experience symptoms such as a decrease in heart rate, drowsiness and respiration.

Is Quaalude dangerous?

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This can lead to coma, or in the worst case, death. Many underground laboratories still manufacture the pill, and the drugs are still used in parts of South Africa and India.

Is Quaalude dangerous?

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