A Rare Case of MDMA-Induced Hyponatremia

Caroline Dorsen, Andrew Penn, Natasha Carew, Madeleine Lloyd

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Hyponatremia is a common, potentially serious problem encountered in primary, acute, and critical care settings. Proper treatment requires an understanding of the multiple possible causes of hyponatremia. This case report presents an unusual cause of hyponatremia—3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; “Ecstasy” or “Molly”) use. With encouraging research emerging on the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and addiction, nurse practitioners should increase their knowledge about the evolution of MDMA from a recreational drug to a potential medicine for the care of people with serious and persistent mental health concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104484
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • MDMA
  • hyponatremia
  • mental health
  • psychedelic drugs
  • psychiatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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