Alpha-PVP is similar to cocaine with lesser potency. It quickly dissolves when a user places it under the tongue, but the consumer might experience a numb feeling.
α-PVP is chemically related to pyrovalerone and is the ketone analog of prolintane, and it is often used as a recreational drug and is considered a Schedule I drug under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.
α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone 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.