BRUSSELS - Belgium's Ministry for Public Health has warned against the dangers of a lethal new recreational drug.

Large quantities of an unknown drug were found in a series of raids across Antwerp this week.

The drug, which comes in the form of a small orange pill, contains high doses of MDMA, a substance also be found in party drug Ecstasy.

Secondary effects of the drug include spasms, fever, coma. The drug can be fatal if used in conjunction with other substances.

According to the Ministry for Public Health, the drug can be extremely dangerous if taken in large doses.

  • Drug Facts
  • Research in humans suggests that chronic ecstasy use can lead to changes in brain function, affecting cognitive tasks and memory. Ecstasy can also lead to symptoms of depression several days after its use.
  • The short-term physiological effects of cocaine include constricted blood vessels; dilated pupils; and increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure.
  • Heroin effects many parts of the human body, including blood vessels that lead to the lungs, liver, kidneys and brain.
  • The effects of marijuana are felt within minutes, reach their peak in 10 to 30 minutes, and may linger for two or three hours.
  • Crystal meth effects are similar to those of cocaine but with more power and intensity.