Also Known As: Vanilla Sky, D2PM, Desoxypipradrol, Diphenylmethylpyrrolidine, Ivory Wave, Purple Wave

Category: Stimulant

2-DPMP is a powerful stimulant that has been found in the product ‘Ivory Wave’. It was taken as a ‘legal high’ and has amphetamine-like stimulant effects similar to speed. 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.

The related compounds D2PM and diphenylmethylpyrrolidine are also stimulants, with similar effects and risks to 2-DPMP.

2-DPMP is reported as white or off-white powder. When sold as a legal high, it cost from between £11 and £18 for between 200-500mg. It is likely that related compounds, such as D2PM and diphenylmethylpyrrolidine, will have a similar appearance and cost, but there is limited information at this time to confirm this.

2-DPMP and related compounds are usually snorted like cocaine or swallowed/’bombed’ in wraps of paper.

There has been limited research of 2-DPMP, but the studies that have been carried out indicate that it is a very potent amphetamine-type stimulant. 2-DPMP is a long-lasting drug, capable of causing severe agitation, which can last for several days after a single dose.

The effects of 2-DPMP and related compounds include:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Alertness
  • Talkativeness
  • Feelings of empathy.

Taking any drug involve risks. As well as damaging your health, you can damage the relationships you have with your family, friends, school or employer; and so can damage your lifestyle.

Here’s what else 2-DPMP and the related compounds could do to you:

  • 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 severe agitation and hallucinations, or causing fits.
  • It can cause overstimulation of the heart and circulation; and there are reports of altered blood pressure.
  • Potentially dangerous rises in body temperature and overheating of the body have been noted and there may be a risk of kidney failure.
  • Other risks include chest pains, insomnia and muscle spasms.
  • You could end up in hospital or worse. As of October 2011, 3 deaths had been linked to the use of 2-DPMP.

2-DPMP and alcohol

Mixing 2-DPMP or related compounds with alcohol can have serious consequences – the effects interact and you may be less in control of yourself and the situation, making things much riskier.


When you buy 2-DPMP or related compounds, you can never be sure that it hasn’t been cut with something else.

Can you get addicted to 2-DPMP or the related compounds?

There is little direct information about 2-DPMP and related compounds. 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.

On 13 June 2012, 2-DPMP, D2PM and diphenylmethylpyrrolidine were all made Class B drugs, which means they are now illegal to possess, 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.

Remember: Having a criminal record can make it difficult for you to get a job or visa if you want to travel abroad.

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