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A 23-year-old male asked:

does methotrimeprazine cause addiction?my doc has prescribed it for anxiety.he said to take one quarter of 25mg when needed.is it a very small dose?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Methotrimeprazine: This is a phenothiazine antipsychotic medication, not available in usa, to my knowledge.

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