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Alphacetylmethadol (INN), or α-acetylmethadol (AAM), is a synthetic opioid analgesic. Its levorotary enantiomer, levacetylmethadol, is an FDA-approved treatment for opioid addiction. Alphacetylmethadol is very similar in structure to methadone, a widely prescribed treatment for opioid addiction. In the United States, it is a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act (presumably because it was never marketed in the US, as is the case with other common opiate/opioid medications such as diacetylmorphine and alphaprodine), with an ACSCN of 9603 and a 2013 annual manufacturing quota of 2 grammes.
- Richard Lawrence Miller (30 December 2002). The Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-313-31807-8. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Newman JL, Vann RE, May EL, Beardsley PM (October 2002). "Heroin discriminative stimulus effects of methadone, LAAM and other isomers of acetylmethadol in rats". Psychopharmacology. 164 (1): 108–14. doi:10.1007/s00213-002-1198-8. PMID 12373424.
See also: Peptide receptor modulators
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