MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) is a psychoactive stimulant narcotic that acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). MDPV is the active ingredient in “bath salts,” a designer drug that is knowingly labeled as ‘not for human consumption’ so that the drug is legally available on the market. MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) goes by many other names, like magic, maddie, vanilla sky, super coke, and meow meow, and is available via the internet, in gas stations and convenient stores, and smoke or “herb” shops.
Why Are the Effects of MDPV- (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) Dangerous?
As a NDRI, MDPV- (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) works as a stimulant on the brain, much like methamphetamine and cocaine, but MDPV- (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) also creates hallucinating effects. While recreational users are seeking an altered state of mind, mood, and an increase in energy, other side effects are produced; side effects that are extremely dangerous. Since the popularity of MDPV- has sharply increased, the number of hospital visits and deaths related to MDPV- has grown dramatically. With both stimulant and hallucinating effects, MDPV- is equally dangerous to one’s physical and psychological health.
MDPV users may experience life-threatening side effects such as the following:
- Extreme paranoia
- Delusions, most commonly delusions of super-human strength and invincibility
- Aggressive, hostile, and violent behavior
- Criminal behavior
- Suicidal tendencies
- Increased heart rate
- Elevated blood pressure and body temperature
- Respiratory failure
- Kidney and liver failure
Help for MDPV Use
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