Melevodopa

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Melevodopa
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
methyl (2S)-2-amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate
Identifiers
CAS Number 7101-51-1
ATC code N04BA04 (WHO)
PubChem CID 23497
ChemSpider 21968 YesY
UNII M30686U4X4 YesY
KEGG D07304 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C10H13NO4
Molar mass 211.215 g/mol
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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 higher water solubility compared to tablet levodopa.[1]

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  1. ^ Patrick Hickey and Mark Stacy (2011). "Available and emerging treatments for Parkinson's disease". Drug Des Devel Ther. 5: 241–254. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S11836. PMC 3096539free to read. PMID 21607020.