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MDPV also known as peev, Magic, Maddie and PV is produced using a chemical developed in the 1960s to suppress appetite and relieve tiredness.  It appeared on the legal high market in 2007 and has often been reported as a hidden ingredient in branded ‘legal highs’ such as NRG-1 and Ivory Wave.  It is now illegal to possess and/or supply it. 

MDPV is a powerful stimulant (upper) drug which gives you a high or ‘buzz’ similar to cocaine but longer lasting.  It also increases your heart rate and breathing.  People using it can experience alertness, increased concentration, a perception of increased energy, and sexual arousal as well as cravings to re-dose, headaches, irritability and sleeplessness. 

There have been reports of hallucinogenic effects from MDPV - be aware that lots of substances sold as legal highs may contain a variety of substances and may give you different effects than you expect.  If you are determined to use, check out our harm reduction advice below.

It comes in a white or tan powder and is usually snorted or swallowed in a cigarette paper (bombed) or in a capsule/pellet. MDPV is a strong stimulant and users should dose very carefully.  An average dose for snorting will give you around 200 lines from a gram and for swallowing around 100 bombs.  These doses should not be taken as recommendations.

Snorting often causes effects to come on quicker than swallowing and it can be a more intense experience although effects tend to last longer when the drug is swallowed.

What you Need to Know

If you choose to use MDPV:

Legal Information

Class B drug.  Penalties for possession are up to five years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.  Supply holds penalties of up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

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