Buy Flakka/APVP Crystals
α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (also known as α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, α-PVP, O-2387, β-keto-prolintane, prolintanone, or desmethylpyrovalerone) is a synthetic stimulant of the cathinone class developed in the 1960s that has been sold as a designer drug. Colloquially, it is sometimes called flakka. α-PVP is chemically related to pyrovalerone and is the ketone analog of prolintane.
α-PVP, like other psychostimulants, can cause hyperstimulation, paranoia, and hallucinations. α-PVP has been reported to be the cause, or a significant contributory cause of death in suicides and overdoses caused by combinations of drugs. α-PVP has also been linked to at least one death with pulmonary edema and moderately advanced atherosclerotic coronary disease when it was combined with pentedrone.
What Is Flakka?
Flakka is a synthetic or designer drug. It is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the cathinone class called alpha-PVP. Synthetic cathinones are man-made stimulants that are chemically related to the substance cathinone, which is found in the khat plant. The plant is grown in Arabia and East Africa and some people chew the leaves for mild stimulant effects. Flakka is similar to the street drug bath salts. The drug is commonly snorted, injected, eaten, smoked, or vaporized in e-cigarettes. A common street name for Flakka (itself a street ahem for alpha-PVP) is “gravel,” because of its appearance. The drug is typically found in crystal form and is white or pink. People with a Flakka addiction are at a great risk for injury and death.
What’s the Difference Between Flakka and Bath Salts?
Flakka and bath salts are chemically very similar and have nearly identical effects on users. Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is the active ingredient in bath salts. The difference between Flakka and bath salts is that it lacks a cluster of atoms called the 3,4-methylenedioxy motif. In a study published by The Scripps Research Institute, researchers found that the potential for addiction with Flakka and bath salts was almost equal.
Bath salts have the same effects as Flakka, such as increased sex drive, hallucinations, panic attacks, paranoia, and increased sociability. Smoking, snorting, injecting, or swallowing bath salts can lead to overdose and death. Flakka and bath salts are packaged and sold similarly, labeled as “not for human consumption” and sold under the ruse of calling it plant food or jewelry cleaner.
What are the side effects of Flakka?
- elevated heart rate,
- extreme agitation,
- jerking muscle movements,
- delirious thoughts, hyperstimulation,
- hallucinations, and
- often profound paranoia.
In some of the documented delusions, individuals’ experiences are of a typical paranoia, where the drug users feel they are being chased by a large group of people trying to kill them. These patients are a threat to themselves, the people around them, and the first responders (police, EMS) who are there to help them. It is common to hear reports that it takes multiple people to restrain and sedate these patients. Rescue crews and emergency department staff need to give sedatives to these patients to calm them and make them safe.