BZP & Other Piperazine-Based Party Drugs

BZP & Other Piperazine-Based Party Drugs

What Are They?

They are hallucinogenic stimulants and include BZP, TFMPP, MeOPP, mCPP, MBZP and PFPP. They were, until recently, legal in New Zealand and sometimes sold in as an "herbal high". They are currently unrestricted in Canada and the UK.

I want to take this drug recreationally - are there precautions I can take?

No. Serious toxicity can occur even at recommended doses. In severe cases the following symptoms can occur; seizures, movement disorder, cardiac disorders, hyperthermia (overheating), liver and kidney toxicity. The National Poisons Centre recommends no-one take this drug.

First Aid - What Should I Do?

If the person is unconscious, or has collapsed:

If the person is awake:

What Symptoms May Occur?

The person can stay at home if they have these symptoms:

Take the person to a doctor if they have these symptoms

What Are the Dangers?

With incorrect use, or large doses, these drugs can cause seizures, movement disorder, cardiac disorders, kidney and liver toxicity and hyperthermia (overheating).

There is a risk that with excessive or frequent use, someone could become dependant or abuse this drug. This can lead to a range of other problems and also cause a withdrawal syndrome when the person stops taking the drug.