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

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

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