Orlaam

(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ORLAAM (levomethadyl acetate) (brand of levomethadyl acetate hydrochloride) is a synthetic opiate agonist. Chemically, it is levo-alpha-6- dimethylamino-4, 4-diphenyl-3-heptyl acetate hydrochloride, C 23 H 31 NO 2 HCl. It is also known as levo-alpha-acetyl-methadol hydrochloride (LAAM).


The compound is a white crystalline powder, soluble in water (>15 mg/mL), ethanol, and methyl ethyl ketone. The octanol:water partition coefficient of LAAM is 405:1 at physiologic pH. Doses of ORLAAM (levomethadyl acetate) (LAAM) are always expressed as the weight of the hydrochloride salt (molecular weight 389.95).

ORLAAM (levomethadyl acetate) is an aqueous solution which is diluted for oral administration. Each one mL of ORLAAM contains: Levomethadyl acetate hydrochloride (LAAM) 10 mg. Inactive ingredients: Methylparaben, propylparaben, hydrochloric acid and water.



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