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Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
  • increase in energy (stimulation)
  • minor visuals
  • general change in consciousness (as with most psychoactives)
  • pupil dilation
  • erratic eye movements
  • muscle spasms
  • increased blood temperature
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased body temperature (fever)
  • increased pulse rate
  • labored breathing
  • nausea & vomiting
  • convulsions, coma & death (see reports in media and journal sections)
PMA has been used as a recreational psychoactive (primarily in the 70s), at doses around 50 mg. Unfortunately, more often it has been sold as MDA or MDMA (ecstasy). The dosages for MDMA (80-160 mg) are significantly higher than those of PMA. At 60-80 mg, PMA can become extremely dangerous, causing increased blood temperature and blood pressure. In recent cases, PMA has been sold as ecstasy, in pressed pill form indistinguishable from ecstasy and at unknown dosages.

Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.