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Levoamphetamine (also levamfetamine, (R)-amphetamine or (−)-amphethamine) is a psychostimulant known to increase wakefulness and concentration in association with decreased appetite and fatigue. Levoamphetamine is the levorotatory stereoisomer of the amphetamine molecule.
Levoamphetamine is the levorotary stereoisomer of the amphetamine molecule. The amphetamine racemate contains two stereoisomers, dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine, both exhibiting amphetaminergic (amphetamine-like) effects.
Benzedrine was a racemic (1:1 racemate) mixture of dextroamphetamine and levoamphetamine introduced in the United States as an inhaler in 1933 for decongestant uses. Benzedrine was converted into tablet form in 1938 after it was discovered that amphetamine could treat narcolepsy and behavioral disorders.
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- Physicians' Desk Reference, 2009, pg 3012