Melevodopa

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Melevodopa
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Identifiers
  • methyl (2S)-2-amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC10H13NO4
Molar mass211.217 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • O=C(OC)[C@@H](N)Cc1cc(O)c(O)cc1
  • InChI=1S/C10H13NO4/c1-15-10(14)7(11)4-6-2-3-8(12)9(13)5-6/h2-3,5,7,12-13H,4,11H2,1H3/t7-/m0/s1 checkY
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Melevodopa (brand name Levomet) is a dopaminergic agent. It is the methyl ester of levodopa. It is used in tablet form as an effervescent prodrug with 250 times the water solubility of tablet levodopa.[1]

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References

  1. ^ Hickey P, Stacy M (2011). "Available and emerging treatments for Parkinson's disease: a review". Drug Design, Development and Therapy. 5: 241–54. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S11836. PMC 3096539. PMID 21607020.