What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is a recreational drug.
Ecstasy is supposed to contain the substance MDMA, but this is not always the case.1
What drugs does Ecstasy contain? Sadly, a 2005 paper found that 61% of tested ecstasy tablets were adulterated with other drugs, in part due to the lack of regulation of the illegal market. And a massive 46% of Ecstasy pills contained 0% MDMA.1
39% of Ecstasy pills contained only MDMA, 5% of Ectasy pills contained only MDA (similar substance to MDMA, though far less studied), 5% of Ecstasy pills contained only DXM (typically found in Robitussin, the cough medicine), 2% contained only caffeine, 1% contained only methamphetamine, 1% contained only psuedo-ephedrine (a stimulant found in cold and flu medicine), and the rest were unknown or mixed.