alpha-Pyrrolidinohexiophenone (also known as PV-7, alpha-PHP, A-PHP, and α-PHP) is a lesser-known novel stimulant substance of the cathinone class. It is structurally related to compounds such as MDPV. And also one of the successors to the designer drug cathinone analog α-PVP.
α-PHP generally comes in the form of either a fine powder or crystallized shards. So users can ingest to produce powerful but short-lived euphoric stimulant effects, thus comparable to those of methamphetamine and cocaine when insufflated or vaporized. Like its research chemical cathinone predecessors, it has gained notoriety for its tendency to induce compulsive redosing. And addictive behaviors in a large percentage of its users as well the ability to readily induce delusional states and psychosis when abused.
Subjective effects such as euphoria, thought acceleration, disinhibition and ego inflation when administered.
α-PHP has a short history of use and is subject to much scrutiny by the media. It is being used and marketed as a replacement for α-PVP (known on the street as flakka) a few years following its ban, where it has come to substitute α-PVP in many parts of the world. While initially mass synthesized in Chinese industrial laboratories, a ban on α-PHP within China’s borders has forced production to nations worldwide.
Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of α-PHP. It has recently become commonly marketed alongside research chemical stimulants like NEP and Hexen as a legal. Also grey-market alternative to a-PVP, and commercially distributed through online research chemical vendors.