Tolperisone: A Typical Representative of a Class of Centrally Acting Muscle Relaxants with Less Sedative Side Effects

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Abstract

Tolperisone, a piperidine derivative, is assigned to the group of centrally acting muscle relaxants and has been in clinical use now for decades. The review summarizes the known pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology and side effects in humans and the clinical use of tolperisone. A future perspective for further exploration of this drug is given.

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