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4-Hydroxy-N-methyl-N-propyltryptamine, commonly known as 4-HO-MPT or meprocin, is a psychedelic drug in the tryptamine class of chemical compounds and is a higher homologue of the naturally occurring substituted tryptamine psilocin as well as being the 4-hydroxyl analog of MPT.



4-HO-MPT was first synthesized and bioassayed by biochemist Alexander Shulgin and written about in his 1994 book TiHKAL . [1]

Dosage and duration

For psychedelic effects, the dosage and duration are listed as "unknown" in TiHKAL. [1]


Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of 4-HO-MPT. In a single trial of 8 mg orally of 4-HO-MPT HCl from TiHKAL, it is described as producing visual distortion, vertigo, and slight insomnia. [1]

4-HO-MPT is not scheduled by the United Nations' Convention on Psychotropic Substances. [2]

United States

4-HO-MPT is not scheduled at the federal level in the United States, [3] but it is possible that 4-HO-MPT could legally be considered an analog of psilocin, in which case, sales or possession with intent for human consumption could potentially be prosecuted under the Federal Analogue Act. [4]

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  1. 1 2 3 4-HO-MPT Entry in TIHKAL @ Erowid.org
  2. Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971
  3. "§1308.11 Schedule I." Archived from the original on 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  4. Erowid Analog Law Vault : Federal Controlled Substance Analogue Act Summary