What Is MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone)?

What Is MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone)?MDPV stands for methylenedioxypyrovalerone. MDPV is one of the active ingredients in bath salts, the latest in a series of designer drugs manufactured with the intention of skirting drug laws in the ongoing quest to find a legal high. As of yet MDPV has not been regulated at the federal level. Many states that haveexperienced problems with bath salts have banned MDPV, the other stimulants in bath salts or bath salts in general, so that they are slowly becoming harder to obtain.

MDPV, an Active Ingredient in Bath Salts, Is a Dangerous Stimulant

MDPV is a stimulant that has very similar effects to those of other stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamines and methamphetamines. Use of bath salts may cause a number of symptoms like those seen in cocaine or amphetamine overdose, including increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and hypertension. Users are at risk for suffering stroke, cardiac arrest, coma and even death.

In addition to the physical symptoms, MDPV may cause psychological symptoms that include irritability, agitation, aggression, paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. Users may become psychotic, and the symptoms of psychosis may persist indefinitely.

The Dangerous Inactive Ingredients of Bath Salts

In addition to MDPV, bath salts also contain other dangerous stimulants including mephedrone and pyrovalerone. Bath salts also typically contain other inactive ingredients that are toxic to the human body, including chemicals that are used in insecticides and herbicides. Bath salts may contain other ingredients of unknown toxicity that may be very harmful to the human body. Bath salts packages are often labeled “not for human consumption.”

Bath Salts Are Poisons

Use of bath salts is extremely hazardous. Users may experience any number of serious adverse physical and psychological effects which may be permanent. Bath salts abuse may also lead to permanent brain damage. Treatments typically used to counteract stimulant overdose have proven to be ineffective in cases of bath salts overdose.

Bath salts are also highly addictive, and users may begin to crave the effects after just one experience using bath salts. Some users have become addicted even after having experienced extremely negative results such as a trip to the emergency room.

Bath salts are poisons that should not be consumed by human beings. Nonetheless they have become quite popular recently, mainly among teenagers and young adults who simply may not appreciate the dangers associated with their use. If you are a parent of a teenager, educate yourself about bath salts and learn about the possible grave consequences of using this dangerous product, then educate your children.

If you have any questions about bath salts or MDPV, if you would like help finding resources for parents to use in combatting bath salts abuse by teenagers, or if you would like help finding treatment for bath salts abuse or any form of drug abuse or addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. Counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer all your questions and help you find the educational resources or addiction treatment you need.