Flupirtine

What is Flupirtine?

Flupirtine is an aminopyridine that functions as a centrally acting non-opioid analgesic. It first became available in Europe in 1984, and is sold mainly under the names Katadolon, Trancolong, Awegal, Efiret, Trancopal Dolo, and Metanor. Like nefopam, it is unique among analgesics in that it is a non-opioid, non-NSAID, non-steroidal centrally acting analgesic. In 2010 the chemically related drug (the difference being that the pyridine group in flupirtine is replaced with a phenyl group) retigabine (INN; ezogabine [USAN]) was approved by the FDA as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of refractory partial-onset seizures in treatment-experienced patients. Retigabine also works by opening the neuronal KCNQ/Kv7 potassium channel, just like flupirtine.

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What can I take for severe cramping, from withdrawal of effexor.

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Flupirtine (prescription drug)

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I am trying to reduce dosage of Gabapentin and am experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Physician has recommended Lyrica, but it has the same side...

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duloxetine or desvenlafaxine or flupirtine maleate

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I was addicted to inhalants like fluid whitener 2002 to 2012 and ketamine snorting also for 1-2 years but now I stoped everything. MY...

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You need anti anxiety medicines and proper deaddiction treatment

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