Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)

Classification: Psychoactive stimulant
Commercial Names: Aura, Vanilla Sky, Pixie Dust, and other names of “bath salts” (designer drugs)
Common Names/Nicknames: MDPV, MDPK, MTV, magic, super coke
Active Compound:Methylenedixoypyrovalerone (MDPV)
Found in: MPDV hydrochloride salt, bath salts (designer drug)
Mode of Consumption: Insufflation, injection, inhalation (smoking), ingestion
DEA Scheduling/Legal Status (in US): Unscheduled, legality varies by state (legal in Massachusetts not for human consumption)
Effects: Euphoria, increased energy, increased alertness, pupil dilation, slurred speech, changes in sexual desire and function, decreased cognitive ability, increased empathy
Risks: Acute: Increased heart rate, hypertension, hyperthermia, dehydration, accidental injury, seizures, cardiac arrest, stroke, coma, fatal overdose. Chronic: addiction, tolerance, withdrawal, depression, infertility, heart damage. Insufflation: nasal septum damage. Inhalation (smoking): lung damage.
Dangerous Drug Combinations: Potentially fatal combination with other stimulants, depressants/sedatives, and seizure medications. Potentially dangerous mix with acetaminophen/paracetamol (Brand names: Tylenol, Triaminic, Panadol) and medications with risk of seizure.
Special Considerations: Many states are considering legislature to ban the sale and production of MDPV.


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