Levonordefrin

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Levonordefrin
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-[(1R,2S)-2-amino-1-hydroxypropyl]benzene-1,2-diol
Clinical data
Legal status Prescription only
Identifiers
CAS number 829-74-3 N
ATC code None
PubChem CID 164739
IUPHAR ligand 508
DrugBank DB06707
ChemSpider 144416 YesY
UNII V008L6478D YesY
KEGG D02388 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL677 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C9H13NO3 
Mol. mass 183.204g/mol
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Levonordefrin (Nordefrin, Neo-Cobefrin), also known as α-methylnorepinephrine (α-Me-NE), is a sympathomimetic amine used as a topical nasal decongestant and vasoconstrictor in dentistry.[1] It is also a metabolite of the antihypertensive drug methyldopa, and plays a crucial role in its pharmacology and therapeutic benefits.

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  1. ^ Prescribing information for COOK-WAITE Carbocaine 2% with Neo-Cobefrin. Carestream Health, Inc. [1]

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