Animal models to evaluate analgesic effects using isobolographic analysis

  • María Asunción Romero Molina Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo


In the daily clinical practice, combined pharmacotherapy is often used when a single drug (monotherapy) treatment is not enough to relief moderate-severe pain in patients. The use of experimental animal models offers us great tools for the translation of data from animals to human. However, the accurate design of the preclinical study is a requisite to obtain valid outcomes. Using the isobolographic analysis we can easily establish differences between synergistic or additive responses expected from drug combinations, improving the management and treatment of pain.