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Key Information



Ivory Wave (2-DPMP)


Desoxypipradrol, Diphenylmethylpyrrolidine,

Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, Vanilla Sky

The key effects of 2-DPMP  include: feelings of euphoria, alertness, talkativeness and feelings of empathy. Paranoia, hallucinations, severe agitation and muscle spasms.  Over-stimulation the heart and circulation.  Over-excitation of the nervous system.


2-DPMP is reported as white or off-white powder.  2-DPMP is usually snorted like cocaine or swallowed/’bombed’ in wraps of paper.

HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:

It can cause mood swings and feelings of anxiety, aggression and paranoia.  It can be toxic to the brain, causing overstimulation of the nervous system, with agitation and hallucinations, or causing fits.  It can cause overstimulation of the heart; and there are reports of altered blood pressure. Potentially dangerous rises in body temperature have been noted and there may be a risk of kidney failure. You could end up in hospital or worse. As of October 2011, 3 deaths had been linked to the use of 2-DPMP.  There is little direct information about 2-DPMP. But as it is similar to amphetamines, it is very likely that regular use can become compulsive and can create a state of psychological and physical dependence.


2-DPMP is a Class B drug which means that it is illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell.  Possession of a Class B drug can get you up to five years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.    Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you 14 years in jail and/or an unlimited fine.

  1. 2-DPMP was developed by CIBA a chemical company based in Basel, Switzerland in the 1950’s.
  2. 2-DPMP is an Amphetamine-type stimulant that has been found in some Ivory Wave products.
  3. On 13 June 2012, 2-DPMP was made a Class B drug, which means it is now illegal to possess, give away or sell.
  4. 2-DPMP was originally developed for the treatment of Narcolepsy and ADHD.
  5. 2-DPMP effects can be both powerful and long-lasting, with effects that can last as long as 5-7 days - some users have had to go to hospital for help.
  6. Long term abuse can cause psychotic behaviour, weight loss (loss of appetite) and memory problems.
  7. Recreational use of 2-DPMP appears to have started in the UK in 2010.
  8. 2-DPMP is closely related to Ritalin and exhibits similar pharmacological actions to compounds of the Amphetamine family.
  9. 2-DPMP is often described as a mix between Amphetamine and Ecstasy.
  10. As of October 2011, 3 deaths had been linked to the use of 2-DPMP.
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