is an aminopyridine that functions as a centrally acting non-opioid analgesic.Flupirtine is used as an analgesic for acute and chronic pain, in moderate-to-severe cases. Its muscle relaxant properties make it popular for back pain and other orthopedicuses, but it is also used for migraines, in oncology, postoperative care, and gynecology.
Flupirtine has been noted for its neuroprotective properties, and it is being investigated for possible use in Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. It has also been proposed as a possible treatment for Batten disease.
Flupirtine underwent a clinical trial as a treatment for multiple sclerosis andfibromyalgia.