Melevodopa

Melevodopa

Melevodopa
Systematic (IUPAC) name
methyl (2S)-2-amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoate
Clinical data
Legal status
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Identifiers
CAS number
ATC code N04
PubChem
ChemSpider  YesY
UNII  YesY
KEGG  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C10H13NO4 
Mol. mass 211.215 g/mol
 YesY   

Melevodopa 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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References

  1. ^ Patrick Hickey and Mark Stacy (2011). "Available and emerging treatments for Parkinson’s disease". Drug Des Devel Ther 5: 241–254.