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Drug users warned of potentially lethal substances

A warning is being sent out to drug users in Dumfries and Galloway over the circulation of potentially lethal drugs.

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Early detection could prevent death

If users experience any of the following symptoms after ingesting the drug, they are advised to visit a hospital as soon as possible.

The symptoms are treatable if medical help is found early enough:

  • High temperatures
  • Overheating
  • Dehydrating
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea and vomiting

If you are concerned about any individual you can obtain information locally from Addaction, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, telephone 01387 263208, or NHS Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service, Lochfield Road, Dumfries, telephone 01387 244555.

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