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Paracetamol en gel y agua de bebida para analgesia postoperatoria en ratones.

Descripción: El uso de un gel y agua de bebida medicados con paracetamol favorece la toma de la dosificación requerida del fármaco en ratones C57BL/6

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Evaluation of medicated gel as a supplement to providing acetaminophen in the drinking water of C57BL/6 mice after surgery.

AUTORES:

Christy AC, Byrnes KR, Settle TL.

REVISTA ABREV.:

J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci.

AÑO:

2014

REFERENCIA:

53(2):180-4.

FECHA DE PUBLICACIÓN:

01/03/2014

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

After surgery, rodents frequently receive acetaminophen-treated drinking water for pain relief, but the effectiveness of this practice is often questioned. Gel products are now available to facilitate the delivery of oral medication to rodents after surgery. We sought to compare consumption of flavored medicated gel and medicated water after surgery and to determine whether providing... + Leer más

After surgery, rodents frequently receive acetaminophen-treated drinking water for pain relief, but the effectiveness of this practice is often questioned. Gel products are now available to facilitate the delivery of oral medication to rodents after surgery. We sought to compare consumption of flavored medicated gel and medicated water after surgery and to determine whether providing supplemental acetaminophen in gel form ensures the ingestion of a therapeutic dose of an analgesic after surgery.

Male C57BL/6 mice were allocated into 3 groups after surgery: those that received acetaminophen-treated water and untreated gel (MW group); those that received medicated gel and untreated water (MG group); and those that received acetaminophen in both forms (MWG group). Total water and gel consumption were monitored daily from the day before surgery until 2 d thereafter.

Mice in the MG group consumed significantly less gel than water, and consequently, the total acetaminophen dose per mouse in the MG group (49 mg/kg) was significantly less than that of the MWG group (347 mg/kg). Although the dose consumed by mice in the MW group (158 mg/kg) approached the targeted acetaminophen dose of 200 mg/kg, only mice in the MWG group actually achieved the desired dose.

The results of this study indicate that flavored acetaminophen-containing gel can be used in combination with medicated water to ensure that rodents ingest the targeted dose of medication.

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