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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 from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • 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 J 40 (4), 358-363 PubMed.
  • 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 Educ 19 (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 Educ 19 (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 Surg 29 (4), 347-357 PubMed
  • Douwes R A & Van der Kolk J H (1998) [Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in horses - a literature review.] Tijdschr Dierfeneeskd 123 (3), 74-80 (Article in Dutch) PubMed
  • Hillidge C J (1985) The case for dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in equine practice. Equine Vet J 17, 259-260.
  • Sanford J (1985) DMSO: an alternative perspective. Equine Vet J 17 (4), 262 PubMed.

Other sources of information

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

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