Agent Name

alpha-Methyldopa

CAS Number

555-30-6

Formula

C10-H13-N-O4

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

alpha-Methyl-DOPA; L-2-Amino-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylpropionic acid; Medopa; Nr.C 2294; Presolisin; Sedometil; Sembrina; L-Methyldopa; L-alpha-Methyldopa; alpha-Methyl-L-dopa; MK 351; Presinol; 3-Hydroxy-alpha-methyl-L-tyrosine; L-2-Amino--2-methyl-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propionic acid; Aldometil; Aldomin; alpha Medopa; Hyperpax; Medomet; Medopren; Methoplain; L-(-)-beta-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-alpha-methylalanine; L-(-)-3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-methylalanine; L-alpha-Methyl-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; L-(-)-alpha-Methyl-beta-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)alanine; alpha-Methyl-L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine; alpha-Methyl-beta-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-L-alanine; AMD; Bayer 1440 L; Baypresol; Dopamet; Dopatec; Dopegyt; L-(alpha-Md); (-)-Methyldopa; 3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-methyl-L-alanine; Aldomet; Methyl-DOPA; alpha-Methyldopa; [ChemFinder]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Comments

Asthma reported in the pharmaceutical industry; [Malo] As an oral medication, methyldopa is used to treat hypertension. Many side effects have been reported after ingestion of therapeutic doses, including immune hemolytic anemia and drug-induced hepatitis. [HSDB]

Reference Link

Bronchial asthma due to alpha-methyldopa

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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