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

Mario Giorgi1 and Helen Owen2
  • 1 University of Pisa, Italy
  • 2 The University of Queensland, Australia

Abstract

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.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 7 No. 4, 2012, 213-217

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2012.213.217

Submitted On: 3 September 2012 Published On: 1 January 2013

How to Cite: Giorgi, M. & Owen, H. (2012). Flupirtine: A Human Drug with Potential for Use in the Veterinary Field. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 7(4), 213-217. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2012.213.217

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Keywords

  • Animal Species
  • Painkiller Drug
  • Veterinary
  • Flupirtine