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Dimethyl sulfoxide

Synonym(s): DMSO

Introduction

Name

  • Dimethyl sulfoxide.

Class of drug

  • Anti-inflammatory.

Uses

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Indications

  • Nerve trauma.
  • Reduction of acute swelling due to trauma.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.
  • Kelmer G, Doherty T J, Elliott S, Saxton A, Fry M M & Andrews F M (2008)Evaluation of dimethyl sulphoxide effects on initial response to endotoxin in the horse.Equine Vet J40(4), 358-363PubMed.
  • Schleining J A & Reinertson E L (2007)Evidence for dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) use in horses. Part 2: DMSO as a parenteral anti-inflammatory agent  and as a pharmacological carrier.Equine Vet Educ19(11), 598-599.
  • Schleining J A & Reinertson E L (2007)Evidence for dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) use in horses. Part 1: DMSO as a topical and intra-articular anti-inflammatory agent.Equine Vet Educ19(10), 545-546.
  • Smith C L, MacDonald M H, Tesch A M & Willits N H (2000)In vitro evaluation of the effect of dimethyl sulfoxide on equine articular cartilage matrix metabolism.Vet Surg29(4), 347-357 PubMed
  • Douwes R A & Van der Kolk J H (1998)[Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in horses - a literature review.]Tijdschr Dierfeneeskd123(3), 74-80 (Article in Dutch)PubMed
  • Hillidge C J (1985)The case for dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in equine practice.Equine Vet J17, 259-260.
  • Sanford J (1985)DMSO: an alternative perspective.Equine Vet J17(4), 262PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary.4th edn (1998). Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Knottenbelt D C (Ed) (1997)Formulary of Equine Medicine. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0-85323-740-9.

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