American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Flupirtine: A Human Drug with Potential for Use in the Veterinary Field

Mario Giorgi and Helen Owen

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2012.213.217

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 213-217


Flupirtine is a nonopioid drug without antipyretic or antiphlogistic properties and with a favorable tolerability in humans. It constitutes a unique class within the group of nonsteroidal analgesics and displays a peculiar pharmacokinetic/dynamic profile that could have large potentialities of applications in the veterinary field. This review describes and evaluates the pharmacologic literature concerning flupirtine and addresses its potential in veterinary medicine.


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