Active Ingredient(s):Metyrosine FDA Approved: * October 3, 1979 Pharm Company: *MERCK Category:Cancer
Metirosine (INN and BAN; α-Methyltyrosine, Metyrosine USAN, AMPT) is an antihypertensive drug. It inhibits the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase and, therefore, catecholamine synthesis, which, as a consequence, depletes the levels of the catecholamines dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline in the body.
It is available as a generic medication.
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Metirosine has been shown to suppress catecholam...
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