By Alison Mason

What is Methaqualone?

Methaqualone is a sedative and sleep inducing drug. It affects the body by targeting the central nervous system. Methaqualone is taken into the body orally by pills or liquid, or may also be taken in by injection.

Methaqualone Short Term and Long Term Effects

Methaqualone short term effects are chills, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, slurred speech, muscle spasms and frequent twitching. Methaqualone long term effects are restlessness, irritability, insomnia, mild tremors, muscle twitching, confusion, hallucinations, high fever and seizures.

Slang/ Street Names for Methaqualone

Some slang and street names for Methaqualone are quaalude, bandits, quack, wagon wheels, lovers, flowers, flamingos, ludes, qua, sopes, lemons, lennons and randy mandies.

Signs of Abuse and Addiction

Methaqualone signs of abuse are stealing the drug and or money from others, isolation, lying or other unusual negative behavior, changes in social circles and shifting moods or other sudden inexplicable behavioral changes. Within as little as 2 weeks a person can develop a physical addiction and will experience withdrawal symptoms while trying to quit.