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Summary sheet: MiPLA
Chemical Nomenclature
Common names MiPLA, Lamide
Substitutive name Methylisopropyllysergamide
Systematic name (6aR,9R)-N-methyl-N-isopropyl-7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo-[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide
Class Membership
Psychoactive class Psychedelic
Chemical class Lysergamide
Routes of Administration

WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity. See responsible use section.

Threshold 50 µg
Light 100 - 150 µg
Common 150 - 200 µg
Strong 200 - 250 µg
Heavy 300 µg +
Total 4 - 6 hours
Onset 20 - 40 minutes
Come up 45 - 90 minutes
Peak 1 - 2 hours
Offset 1 - 2 hours

DISCLAIMER: PW's dosage information is gathered from users and resources for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation and should be verified with other sources for accuracy.


N-Methyl-N-isopropyllysergamide (also known as methylisopropyllysergamide, Lamide and MiPLA) is a lesser-known novel psychedelic substance of the lysergamide class. MiPLA is structurally related to LSD and likely has a similar mechanism of action, working primarily by binding to the serotonin-2A receptor in the brain.[citation needed]

MiPLA was first discovered by Albert Hoffman as a part of the original structure-activity research for LSD.[citation needed] It has recently been researched in greater detail by by a team led by David E. Nichols at Purdue University.[citation needed] MiPLA and its effects are also mentioned in Alexander Shulgin's "Pharmacology Notes #9" and "Pharmacology Notes C".[1][2] According to Shulgin, human subjects administered MiPLA at doses of 180–300 μg experienced LSD-like psychedelic effects, making it about two- to threefold less potent than LSD.[3]

User reports describe the effects of MiPLA as similar to those of LSD but with some notable differences. It has been described as more mentally and physically oriented than LSD but with a less introspective headspace, accompanied by subtle visuals. It also has a notably shorter duration at around 6 hours and is generally described as less anxiety-provoking than LSD and other lysergamides.

Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of MiPLA. It is highly advised to use harm reduction practices when using this substance.


The chemical name of MiPLA is methylisopropyllysergamide. MiPLA belongs to a class of organic compounds known as lysergamides, which are a subclass of ergolines (derivatives of the alkaloids found in the ergot fungus). The most prominent member of the lysergamides is LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide.

MiPLA is a structural isomer of LSD. Like LSD, the chemical structure of MiPLA is based on the lysergic acid amide structural skeleton. However, whereas LSD has two ethyl groups bound to the amide nitrogen, MiPLA is substituted with a methyl and isopropyl group. MiPLA is a chiral compound with two stereocenters at R5 and R8. The differences in psychoactivity between the stereoisomers have not yet been investigated.

MIPLA and its ethylisopropyl homologue are the only simple N,N-dialkyl lysergamides that approach the potency of LSD itself, being around 1/3-1/2 the potency of LSD,[4] while all other dialkyl analogues tested (dimethyl, dipropyl, methylethyl etc.) are only around 1/10 as potent as LSD,[5] although some N-monoalkyl lysergamides such as the sec-butyl and t-butyl derivatives were also found to show an activity profile and potency comparable to LSD,[6] and the mono-isopropyl derivative is only slightly weaker than MIPLA. Apart from its lower potency, the hallucinogenic effects of methylisopropyllysergamide are similar to those of LSD itself, and the main use for this drug has been in studies of the binding site at the 5-HT2A receptor through which LSD exerts most of its pharmacological effects.[7]


As with its structurally related lysergamides, MiPLA principally acts as a 5-HT2A partial agonist, through which it exerts its psychedelic effects. However, the role of these interactions and how they result in the psychedelic experience is unclear.

Owing to similarities in chemical structure, MiPLA and LSD have highly similar binding profiles at monoamine receptors (i.e. serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine).[citation needed]

One study found MiPLA to fully substitute for LSD in rats, with about half the potency of the training drug.[citation needed]

Subjective effects

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MiPLA is commonly reported to be significantly shorter in its duration and less uncomfortable in both its negative physical side effects and general anxiety.

Disclaimer: The effects listed below cite the Subjective Effect Index (SEI), an open research literature based on anecdotal user reports and the personal analyses of PsychonautWiki contributors. As a result, they should be viewed with a healthy degree of skepticism.

It is also worth noting that these effects will not necessarily occur in a predictable or reliable manner, although higher doses are more liable to induce the full spectrum of effects. Likewise, adverse effects become increasingly likely with higher doses and may include addiction, severe injury, or death ☠.

Physical effects

Visual effects

Transpersonal effects

Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe the effects of this compound within our experience index include:

Additional experience reports can be found here:

Toxicity and harm potential

The toxicity and long-term health effects of recreational MiPLA use has not been studied in any scientific context and the exact toxic dose is unknown. This is because MiPLA is a research chemical with very little history of human usage.

The current body of anecdotal reports suggests that there are no negative health effects attributed to simply trying the substance by itself at low to moderate doses and using it very sparingly (but nothing can be completely guaranteed). Independent research should always be done to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe before consumption.

However, as is the case for LSD, it is possible that MiPLA can act as a potential trigger for those with underlying psychiatric conditions. Those with a personal or family history of mental illness are generally advised not to use this substance, particularly outside of a supervised medical setting.

It is strongly recommended that one uses harm reduction practices when using this substance.


The LD50 of MiPLA is unknown. Adverse psychological reactions may be more likely to occur at higher doses. Some of these include anxiety, delusions, panic attacks and (more rarely) seizures. Medical attention is usually only needed in the case of severe psychotic episodes or “fake acid” (a counterfeit substance such as 25x-NBOMe or DOx). Administration of benzodiazepines or antipsychotics can help to relieve the negative psychological effects of MiPLA.

Dependence and abuse potential

Like other serotonergic psychedelics, MiPLA is believed to have a low potential for abuse and dependence. This is owing to its structural and pharmacological similarities with LSD. See this section to learn more about the dependence and abuse potential of LSD. It should be noted that all claims related to the abuse potential of MiPLA are preliminary and based on anecdotal (as opposed to clinical) evidence and should be interpreted with caution.

As with LSD, tolerance to the effects of MiPLA forms almost immediately after ingestion. After that, it is assumed to take about 5-7 days for the tolerance to be reduced to half and 14 days to be return to baseline (in the absence of further consumption).

Due to its activity at the 5-HT2A receptor, MiPLA produces cross-tolerance with all psychedelics, meaning that after the consumption of MiPLA all psychedelics will have a reduced effect.

Dangerous interactions

Warning: Many psychoactive substances that are reasonably safe to use on their own can suddenly become dangerous and even life-threatening when combined with certain other substances. The following list provides some known dangerous interactions (although it is not guaranteed to include all of them).

Always conduct independent research (e.g. Google, DuckDuckGo, PubMed) to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe to consume. Some of the listed interactions have been sourced from TripSit.

Legal status


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MiPLA is not scheduled under the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances. It is considered to exist in a legal grey area throughout most of the world, meaning that it might not be specifically illegal but individuals may still be charged for its possession under certain circumstances such as under analogue laws and with the intent to sell or consume.

  • Austria: MiPLA is technically not illegal but it may fall in the NPSG (Neue-Psychoaktive-Substanzen-Gesetz Österreich) as an analogue of LSD.[citation needed]
  • Germany: MiPLA is controlled under the NpSG (New Psychoactive Substances Act)[9] as of July 18, 2019.[10] Production and import with the aim to place it on the market, administration to another person and trading is punishable. Possession is illegal but not penalized.[11]
  • Switzerland: MiPLA can be considered a controlled substance as a defined derivative of Lysergic Acid under Verzeichnis E point 263. It is legal when used for scientific or industrial use.[12]
  • United States: MiPLA is not scheduled but may be considered to be an analogue of LSD, which would make it illegal to possess for human consumption under the Federal Analogue Act.[citation needed]

See also

External links




  1. Alexander Shulgin. Pharmacology Notes IX (The Shulgin Lab Books) (PDF). Erowid. 
  2. Alexander Shulgin. Pharmacology Notes C (The Shulgin Lab Books) (PDF). Erowid. 
  3. Halberstadt, A. L.; Klein, L. M.; Chatha, M.; Valenzuela, L. B.; Stratford, A.; Wallach, Jason; Nichols, D. E.; Brandt, S. D. (2018). "Pharmacological characterization of the LSD analog N-ethyl-N-cyclopropyl lysergamide (ECPLA)". Psychopharmacology. 236: 799–808. doi:10.1007/s00213-018-5055-9. eISSN 1432-2072. ISSN 0033-3158. OCLC 2409222. 
  4. Huang, X., Marona-Lewicka, D., Pfaff, R. C., Nichols, D. E. (March 1994). "Drug discrimination and receptor binding studies of N-isopropyl lysergamide derivatives". Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 47 (3): 667–673. doi:10.1016/0091-3057(94)90172-4. ISSN 0091-3057. 
  5. Hofmann, A. (June 1959). "Psychotomimetic drugs; chemical and pharmacological aspects". Acta Physiologica Et Pharmacologica Neerlandica. 8: 240–258. ISSN 0001-6748. 
  6. Pioch, R. P., Lysergic acid amides 
  7. Nichols, D. E. (2001). "LSD and its lysergamide cousins" (PDF). The Heffter Review of Psychedelic Research. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Heffter Research Institute. 2: 80–87. 
  8. Talaie, H.; Panahandeh, R.; Fayaznouri, M. R.; Asadi, Z.; Abdollahi, M. (2009). "Dose-independent occurrence of seizure with tramadol". Journal of Medical Toxicology. 5 (2): 63–67. doi:10.1007/BF03161089. ISSN 1556-9039. 
  9. "Anlage NpSG" (in German). Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz [Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection]. Retrieved December 10, 2019. 
  10. "Verordnung zur Änderung der Anlage des Neue-psychoaktive-Stoffe-Gesetzes und von Anlagen des Betäubungsmittelgesetzes" (PDF). Bundesgesetzblatt Jahrgang 2019 Teil I Nr. 27 (in German). Bundesanzeiger Verlag. July 17, 2019. pp. 1083–1094. Retrieved January 1, 2020. 
  11. "§ 4 NpSG" (in German). Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz [Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection]. Retrieved December 10, 2019. 
  12. "Verordnung des EDI über die Verzeichnisse der Betäubungsmittel, psychotropen Stoffe, Vorläuferstoffe und Hilfschemikalien" (in German). Bundeskanzlei [Federal Chancellery of Switzerland]. Retrieved January 1, 2020.