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2023 Jan 08

Fundam Clin Pharmacol

Antinociceptive effects of nortriptyline and desipramine hydrochloride in Speke’s hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys Spekii).


Makau CM, Towett PK, Kanui TI, Abelson KSP
Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2023 Jan 08.
PMID: 36617732.


Some of the most commonly used analgesic drugs in animals are of questionable efficacy or present adverse side effects amongst the various species of reptiles. Tricyclic anti-depressants have been demonstrated to have antinociceptive effects in several animal models of pain and could be a good alternative for use in reptiles.