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Afsaneh Shakeri, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mahdieh Mojibian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Soodabeh Bioos, Fatemeh Nejatbakhsh
Quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill) is a popular medicinal herb in different traditional medicines. Concentrated quince fruit extract, also known as quince sauce (QS), is traditionally used for the treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of QS versus ranitidine on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in pregnant women. We compared the efficacy of 4 weeks of ranitidine (150 mg, twice daily) with the efficacy of QS (10 mg, after meals) on 137 pregnant women with GERD...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Nancy N Shahin, Noha F Abdelkader, Marwa M Safar
The advent of angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) as intriguing gastroprotective candidates and the superior pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics displayed by irbesartan compared to many other ARBs raised the interest to investigate its gastroprotective potential in a rat model of gastric injury. Irbesartan (50 mg/Kg) was orally administered to male Wistar rats once daily for 14 days; thereafter gastric injury was induced by indomethacin (60 mg/Kg, p.o). Irbesartan reduced gastric ulcer index, gastric acidity, and ameliorated indomethacin-induced gastric mucosal apoptotic and inflammatory aberrations, as demonstrated by hampering caspase-3, prostaglandin E2 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha levels and cyclooxygenase-2 mRNA expression...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Rusen Zou, Xiaobin Liao, Lei Zhao, Baoling Yuan
Formation of toxic N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) by chloramination of ranitidine, a drug to block histamine, was still an ongoing issue and posed a risk to human health. In this study, the effect of ozonation prior to chloramination on NDMA formation and the transformation pathway were determined. Influencing factors, including ozone dosages, pH, hydroxyl radical scavenger, bromide, and NOM, were studied. The results demonstrated that small ozone dosage (0.5 mg/L) could effectively control NDMA formation from subsequent chloramination (from 40 to 0...
February 28, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Kristin E Follman, Marilyn E Morris
Renal Impairment (RI) is a major health concern with a growing prevalence. RI leads to various physiological changes, in addition to a decrease in GFR, that impact the pharmacokinetics (PK) and specifically the renal clearance (CLR) of compounds, including alterations of drug transporter (DT)/drug metabolizing enzyme expression and activity, as well as protein binding. The objectives of this study were to utilize the physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling platform, Simcyp® to (1) assess the impact of alterations in DT expression, toxin-drug interactions (TDIs) and free fraction (fu) on PK predictions for the OCT2/MATE1 substrate metformin in RI populations, and (2) utilize available in vitro data to improve predictions of ClR for two actively secreted substrates, metformin and ranitidine...
February 28, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Behzad Darbasizadeh, Hamidreza Motasadizadeh, Behrouz Foroughi-Nia, Hassan Farhadnejad
The present study describes the fabrication of Tripolyphosphate (TPP)-crosslinked nanofibrous mats based on chitosan for use as a floating gastro-retentive delivery system. TPP-crosslinked chitosan (CH)/poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO)- ranitidine hydrochloride (RH) electrospun nanofibers (75.27 ± 2.10 nm) were prepared by electrospinning 70% v/v acetic acid solutions, and followed by crosslinking by TPP anions. The mechanical, structural and morphological properties of the prepared nanofibers were evaluated via tensile testing, XRD, FT-IR, TGA, NMR, AFM and SEM experimental techniques...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
İnsu Yılmaz, Murat Türk
Ranitidine is a well-tolerated H2-receptor antagonist commonly used in peptic ulcer treatment and stress ulcer prophylaxis. Anaphylaxis is rarely observed with ranitidine. We report the case of a patient who developed anaphylaxis after intravenous injection of ranitidine for acute COPD exacerbation. This article underlines the importance of awareness that in COPD acute exacerbation treatment, ranitidine, which is usually administered with methylprednisolone, also has anaphylaxis potential.
July 2017: Turkish thoracic journal
Michael J Haas, Monica Plazarte, Ayham Chamseddin, Luisa Onstead-Haas, Norman C W Wong, Gabriela Plazarte, Arshag D Mooradian
In a recent high throughput analysis to identify drugs that alter hepatic apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) expression, histamine receptor one (H1) antagonists emerged as potential apo A-1 inducing drugs. Thus the present study was undertaken to identify some of the underlying molecular mechanisms of the effect of antihistaminic drugs on apo AI production. Apo A-I levels were measured by enzyme immunoassay and Western blots. Apo A-I mRNA levels were measured by reverse transcription real-time PCR using glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) mRNA as the internal control...
January 25, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Aroosa Ishtiaq Butt, Bushra Tayyaba Khan, Asma Khan, Qamar-Uz-Zaman Khan
BACKGROUND: Gastroparesis and GERD occur concomitantly in 40 percent of the cases. Prokinetic drugs and acid blockers are employed as the main treatment modality. Ranitidine is an acid blocker with additional prokinetic activity and Itopride is a known prokinetic drug. This study was designed to observe the synergistic potentiating prokinetic effect of Ranitidine on itopride on isolated duodenum of rabbits. METHODS: Ranitidine (10-5-10-3) and itopride (10-6-10-5) were added in increasing concentrations to isolated duodenum of rabbits and contractions were recorded on PowerLab Data acquisition unit AHK/214...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Pravin K Mutiyar, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Atul Kumar Mittal
The river Yamuna is a major tributary of river Ganges and is a major source of freshwater in the National Capital Territory (NCT) catering 16.8 million people. This is the first report on occurrence, fate and ecotoxicological risk assessment of various pharmaceuticals active compounds (PhACs) in the Yamuna river. In this study, spatial and temporal distribution of nine PhACs "aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, caffeine, ranitidine, diclofenac, carbamazepine, codeine, and diazepam", belonging to different therapeutic groups have been reported...
December 28, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Marleen Julia Meyer, Tina Seitz, Jürgen Brockmöller, Mladen Vassilev Tzvetkov
BACKGROUND: Ranitidine (Zantac®) is a H2-receptor antagonist commonly used for the treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal diseases. Ranitidine was reported to be a substrate of the organic cation transporters OCT1 and OCT2. The hepatic transporter OCT1 is highly genetically variable. Twelve major alleles confer partial or complete loss of OCT1 activity. The effects of these polymorphisms are highly substrate-specific and therefore difficult to predict. The renal transporter OCT2 has a common polymorphism, Ala270Ser, which was reported to affect OCT2 activity...
2017: PloS One
Muhammad M Hammami, Sophia J S De Padua, Rajaa Hussein, Eman Al Gaai, Nesrine A Khodr, Reem Al-Swayeh, Syed N Alvi, Nada Binhashim
BACKGROUND: The extents of generic-reference and generic-generic average bioequivalence and intra-subject variation of on-market drug products have not been prospectively studied on a large scale. METHODS: We assessed bioequivalence of 42 generic products of 14 immediate-release oral drugs with the highest number of generic products on the Saudi market. We conducted 14 four-sequence, randomized, crossover studies on the reference and three randomly-selected generic products of amlodipine, amoxicillin, atenolol, cephalexin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, fluconazole, metformin, metronidazole, paracetamol, omeprazole, and ranitidine...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
Cynthia Layse Ferreira de Almeida, Samara Alves Brito, Temístocles Italo de Santana, Henrique Bandeira Alves Costa, Carlson Helder Reis de Carvalho Júnior, Márcia Vanusa da Silva, Lécio Leone de Almeida, Larissa Araújo Rolim, Vanda Lucia Dos Santos, Almir Gonçalves Wanderley, Teresinha Gonçalves da Silva
Spondias purpurea is used in folk medicine to treat diarrhea and diuresis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the phytochemical profile and antioxidant and antiulcer activities of the hexane extract of the leaves of S. purpurea (SpHE). Phytochemical profile was evaluated via thin layer chromatography (TLC) and HPLC. SpHE was screened for antioxidant activities using DPPH, ABTS, FRAP, and phosphomolybdenum assays. To determine its antiulcer properties, animals were pretreated with injured control, lansoprazole, ranitidine, carbenoxolone, or SpHE (12...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Ülkü Dağlı, İsmail Hakkı Kalkan
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is frequently seen during pregnancy. In the medical treatment of pregnant women with GERD, alginic acid and sucralfate can be used. Calcium- and magnesium-based antacids can also be used, particularly for patients with preeclampsia. In particular, ranitidine -a histamine-2 receptor blocker- is preferred. In the case of non-responsiveness to the abovementioned treatments, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), except omeprazole, can be given considering the benefit-harm ratio for the mother and fetus after the first trimester...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Aasim M Ali, Helene Thorsen Rønning, Leiv K Sydnes, Walied M Alarif, Roland Kallenborn, Sultan S Al-Lihaibi
The occurrence of PPCPs in macroalgae, barnacle and fish samples from contaminated coastal waters of the Saudi Red Sea is reported. Solvent extraction followed by solid phase extraction was applied to isolate the compounds, and their quantification was carried out by high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Atenolol, ranitidine, chlorpheniramine, DEET, and atrazine were detected in one or more macroalgae at <LOQ concentration, whereas caffeine, methylparaben, and carbamazepine were present atmaximum concentrations of 41...
April 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
Linda Belhadji, Abdelkader HadjSadok, Nadji Moulai-Mostefa
The aim of this study was to prepare and evaluate calcium-free sustained release drug delivery systems, based on the in-situ gelation of oral suspensions containing chitosan, sodium alginate and Ranitidine as drug model. The combined effects of polymer concentrations and their interactions on the rheological characteristics of both gels and suspensions and, on the kinetics of drug release were evaluated by using a central composite face-centered design. Rheological analysis showed that suspensions were potentially stable, with a viscosity increased by 1000 times compared to that of water...
April 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Hamid Ghasemi, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard, Farhad Soltanalinejad
BACKGROUND: Histamine and opiate systems contribute to supraspinal processing of pain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of microinjection of histamine and agonists and antagonists of histamine H2 and opiate receptors into the thalamic ventral posterolateral nucleus on muscle pain in rats. METHODS: The thalamic ventral posterolateral nuclei were bilaterally implanted with two guide cannulas. Muscle pain was induced by intramuscular injection of a diluted formalin solution (2...
December 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Hari S Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Dafin F Muresanu, José V Lafuente, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Ala Nozari, Aruna Sharma
The possibility that histamine influences the spinal cord pathophysiology following trauma through specific receptor-mediated upregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) was examined in a rat model. A focal spinal cord injury (SCI) was inflicted by a longitudinal incision into the right dorsal horn of the T10-11 segments. The animals were allowed to survive 5h. The SCI significantly induced breakdown of the blood-spinal cord barrier to protein tracers, reduced the spinal cord blood flow at 5h, and increased the edema formation and massive upregulation of nNOS expression...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
Tao Zhang, Dong Yang, Xiangyu Meng
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to determine the mechanisms underlying the gastroprotective effects of baicalin using several animal models of chemically induced gastric ulcers. METHODS: The gastroprotective effects of baicalin against ulcers induced by water immersion stress, alcohol-induced ligation, and indomethacin-induced pylorus ligation were assessed in the present study. Additionally, macroscopic evaluations were performed at the completion of the study and Western blot analyses of Nrf2 were conducted to determine the possible mechanisms of action underlying the effects of baicalin...
December 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Siti Zawanah Halim, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Ikarastika Rahayu Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Melastoma malabathricum L. (family Melastomaceae; MM) and Muntingia calabura L. (family Elaeocarpaceae; MC) have been separately reported to possess gastroprotective activity. In an attempt to develop a pharmaceutical product with antiulcer potential, the synergistic gastroprotective activity of methanolic extract of a mixture of MM and MC (MMMC) at various ratios was evaluated in rat models. METHODS: Rats were pre-treated orally with 2% Tween 80 (vehicle), 100 mg/kg ranitidine (reference drug) or MMMC (ratios of 1:1, 1:3 and 3:1 (v/v); doses of 15, 150 or 300 mg/kg) and then subjected to the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer or pyloric ligation assays...
November 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Romy M Heilmann, Nora Berghoff, Niels Grützner, Nolie K Parnell, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Serum gastrin concentration can help diagnose gastrinomas in dogs if >3-10× the upper reference limit (URL), but antisecretory therapy and other conditions can also cause hypergastrinemia. Effects of antisecretory therapy (famotidine or ranitidine, omeprazole) on serum gastrin concentration in dogs with chronic enteropathy (CE) and its biological variation (BV) are unknown. Aim of the study was to evaluate serum gastrin in acid-suppressant-treated or -naïve CE dogs; test the association between serum gastrin and histopathologic findings in acid-suppressant-naïve CE dogs; and evaluate the BV of serum gastrin in dogs not receiving any gastric acid suppressive therapy...
November 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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