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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
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

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.

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Keywords

  • Animal Species
  • Painkiller Drug
  • Veterinary
  • Flupirtine