Alpha-PHP, also known as α-Pyrrolidinohexanophenone, is a synthetic stimulant drug that belongs to the cathinone class of chemicals. It is a close structural analog of the better-known drug pyrovalerone and is believed to have similar effects to other drugs in the cathinone family, such as MDPV and alpha-PVP.
Alpha-PHP has a molecular formula of C16H23NO and a molar mass of 245.4 g/mol. It has a white crystalline appearance and is generally available in powder or crystal form. The melting point of alpha-PHP is approximately 96-97°C.
The exact pharmacology of alpha-PHP is not well understood, but it is believed to work primarily as a reuptake inhibitor of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. This action increases the levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain, leading to the stimulant effects associated with the drug. Alpha-PHP has been reported to induce euphoria, increased energy and alertness, and decreased appetite. It has also been reported to cause a range of negative effects, including anxiety, paranoia, and psychosis.
Alpha-PHP is a controlled substance in many countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In the US, it is listed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that it is illegal to manufacture, distribute, or possess the drug without a license or prescription.
There are currently no approved medical uses for alpha-PHP. However, research has been conducted into its potential as a treatment for various conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression. These studies have been limited, and there is currently no evidence to support the use of alpha-PHP as a medical treatment.
Alpha-PHP is primarily used recreationally as a stimulant drug. It is often consumed orally or snorted, although it can also be vaporized and inhaled. The drug is popular among users looking for a powerful stimulant effect, and it is sometimes used as a substitute for other drugs in the cathinone family, such as MDPV and alpha-PVP.
Dosage and Administration
Alpha-PHP is a potent drug, and it is recommended that users start with a low dose to assess their tolerance. The typical dose range for alpha-PHP is 10-30 mg, although some users have reported taking higher doses. The drug is often administered orally or intranasally, and the effects typically last for several hours.
Side Effects and Risks
Alpha-PHP has been associated with a range of negative side effects, including anxiety, paranoia, and psychosis. It has also been linked to cardiovascular problems, including increased heart rate and blood pressure. Long-term use of alpha-PHP can lead to addiction, and withdrawal symptoms may occur when use is discontinued. Alpha-PHP has been implicated in a number of deaths and hospitalizations, and it is considered to be a high-risk drug.
Alpha-PHP is a powerful stimulant drug that is used recreationally for its euphoric and energizing effects. However, it is associated with a range of negative side effects and is considered to be a high-risk drug.