Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172--177

Flupirtine : Clinical pharmacology


S Harish, K Bhuvana, Girish M Bengalorkar, TN Kumar 
 Department of Pharmacology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
S Harish
Department of Pharmacology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka
India

Flupirtine is neither an opioid nor a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) producing its analgesic action through blockade of glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor. It is devoid of adverse effects of routinely used analgesic drugs, but is equally efficacious in reducing pain sensation. It has a distinctive mechanism of action, exerting a dual therapeutic effect with both analgesic and muscle relaxant properties that has utility in the treatment of pain, including that associated with muscle tension.


How to cite this article:
Harish S, Bhuvana K, Bengalorkar GM, Kumar T N. Flupirtine : Clinical pharmacology.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2012;28:172-177


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Harish S, Bhuvana K, Bengalorkar GM, Kumar T N. Flupirtine : Clinical pharmacology. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];28:172-177
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