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Mohamed Mokhtar, Patrick M Gosselin, Lacasse François-Xavier, Patrice Hildgen
Our work aimed at evaluating the use of Permeability glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibiting nanoparticles (NPs) as a part of a suitable oral solid dosage to improve bioavailability. Famotidine (Pepcid®), a stomach acid production inhibitor, was used as a drug model to test our hypothesis. Famotidine-loaded NPs were prepared by solvent emulsion evaporation using PEG grafted on a polylactide acid (PLA) polymer backbone (PLA-g-PEG), with a 5% molar ratio of PEG vs lactic acid monomer and PEG of either 750 or 2000 Da molecular weight...
March 22, 2018: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Tony K L Kiang
Elbasvir and grazoprevir, in a fixed-dose combination of 50 and 100 mg, respectively, have received approval to be administered orally once daily, with or without ribavirin, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The absorption characteristics of elbasvir and grazoprevir have been adequately summarized, although differences were observed for grazoprevir (e.g., increased exposure at steady state in patients), but not elbasvir, between healthy and HCV-infected subjects. Inconsistencies with respect to absorption were also reported on the effects of food or acid reducers (famotidine or pantoprazole) in the literature...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Militiadis A Makrygiannakis, Eleftherios G Kaklamanos, Athanasios E Athanasiou
Background: As the taking of any medication may theoretically affect the complex pathways responsible for periodontal tissue homeostasis and the events leading to orthodontic tooth movement, it is considered important for the orthodontist to be able to identify prospective patients' history and patterns of pharmaceutical consumption. Objective: To systematically investigate and appraise the quality of the available evidence regarding the effect of commonly prescribed medications on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Orthodontics
Deniz Ortaç, Mustafa Cemek, Turan Karaca, Mehmet E Büyükokuroğlu, Zafer Ö Özdemir, Ayşe Tuba Kocaman, Sadık Göneş
CONTEXT: Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) (Malvaceae), is a medicinal plant widely used in Turkish traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as ulcers and gastritis. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we evaluated the gastroprotective effect of okra against ethanol-induced acute gastric mucosal injury in animal models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were treated with 500, 250 or 100 mg/kg okra; 20 mg/kg famotidine (Fam); and 75 mg/kg quercetin (Que)...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
Xiu-Xia Wu, Xian Li, Zhong-Qin Dang, Wen-Zhao Luo, Chang-Pu Zhao, Kun Yu
To explore the therapeutic effect and security of Zisheng decoction recipein treatment of the chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) with intestinal metaplasia(IM). A total of 147 eligible cases were randomly divided into the traditional Chinese medicine group, Western medicine group and the combined group,47 cases in each group. Zisheng decoction recipe, famotidine, as well as Zisheng decoction recipe + famotidine were respectively given in the above three groups, with a treatment course of 30 d. The symptoms of traditional Chinese medicine, pathological score of gastric mucosa and the negative rate of Helicobacter pylori before and after treatment were observed in each group...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Munair Badshah, Hanif Ullah, Abdur Rahman Khan, Shaukat Khan, Joong Kon Park, Taous Khan
The current study was designed to prepare surface modified BC matrices loaded with model drugs selected on the basis of their aqueous solubility, i.e., poorly water soluble famotidine and highly water soluble tizanidine. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) confirmed the successful drug loading and thermal stability of the BC matrices. In-vitro dissolution studies using USP type-II dissolution apparatus showed that most of the drug was released in 0...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Timothy R Larsen, Jedediah McMunn, Hala Ahmad, Soufian T AlMahameed
A 32-year-old male developed recurrent ventricular tachycardia after taking mega doses of loperamide and famotidine in order to experience an opiate-like euphoric effect. He was taking up to 200 mg of loperamide and multiple doses of famotidine each day. He developed palpitations and syncope. Electrocardiography demonstrated ventricular tachycardia and QT interval prolongation (corrected QT interval was 597 ms). He was diagnosed with loperamide-induced QT prolongation resulting in incessant ventricular tachycardia...
February 17, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
Somayeh Maleki, Tayyebeh Madrakian, Abbas Afkhami
In this study, a novel resonance light scattering (RLS) sensor was synthesized using polyacrylonitrile nanofibers decorated with magnetic carbon dots (MCDs@NFs) nanocomposite and applied for famotidine (FMD) determination. The MCDs@NFs nanocomposite was synthesized by combining electrospinning and a simple one-step hydrothermal method. Different methods were applied in order to characterize the MCDs@NFs nanocomposite such as: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 1, 2018: Talanta
Sneh Verma, Vijay L Kumar
BACKGROUND: Prolonged use of aspirin, a commonly prescribed non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is well known to produce gastrointestinal toxicity which could be minimized by various anti-secretory agents. The present study was carried out to evaluate the protective effect of artesunate against aspirin induced gastric injury in rats. METHODS: Gastric injury was induced in fasted Wistar rats by oral administration of aspirin. The effect of 50 and 150 mg/kg of artesunate was studied on macroscopic changes, gastric secretions, histology, oxidative stress and inflammatory markers in the stomach tissue after 5 h of induction of gastric injury...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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
Theresa A Lawrie, John T Green, Mark Beresford, Linda Wedlake, Sorrel Burden, Susan E Davidson, Simon Lal, Caroline C Henson, H Jervoise N Andreyev
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of people survive cancer but a significant proportion have gastrointestinal side effects as a result of radiotherapy (RT), which impairs their quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVES: To determine which prophylactic interventions reduce the incidence, severity or both of adverse gastrointestinal effects among adults receiving radiotherapy to treat primary pelvic cancers. SEARCH METHODS: We conducted searches of CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase in September 2016 and updated them on 2 November 2017...
January 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Anjali Kushwaha, Manjul Pratap Singh
PURPOSE- The solubility of drug is affected by various excipients presents in formulation. In case of tablets the role of binders is very important for solubility of dosage form as well as drug. Thus in following study an attempt is made to improve the solubility and dissolution rate of a drug by use of natural excipients. The starch was extracted from the Pear fruits and used as a binder in different concentrations, in famotidine tablets and evaluate them. There are some recent patents on modified starch (WO2011002730A1), directly compressed starch (US6455069B1), pre-compacted starches (US4072535A), which helped in my study...
January 4, 2018: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Hooman Heidarzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel, Vahab Babapour, Hasan Gilanpour
The present study was designed to determine the effect of central injection of Nesfatin-1 and corticotropin and histaminergic systems on food intake in neonatal meat-type chicks. In this study, 7 experiments were designed, each with 4 treatment groups. In experiment 1, four groups of chicks received the ICV injection of (A) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (B) Nesfatin-1 (10 ng), (C) Nesfatin-1 (20 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng). In experiment 2, (A) PBS, (B) Astressin-B (CRF1/CRF2 receptors antagonist; 30 µg), (C) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 + Astressin-B were injected...
December 26, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Ilona Kiszkiel-Taudul, Barbara Starczewska, Joanna Karpińska, Monika Kasabuła
Micellar extraction was applied to isolate famotidine from aqueous samples. This drug is an H2 receptor antagonist used for the treatment of stomach diseases. The process was performed with a mixture of anionic sodium dodecylsulfate and nonionic Triton X-114 surfactants. The effect of different parameters on the efficiency of the micellar extraction such as electrolyte and surfactant concentration, pH of sample, temperature, shaking and centrifugation time was investigated. The influence of foreign substances on a studied process was tested...
2017: Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
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
Zolaikha Rasouli, Raouf Ghavami
A simple, sensitive and efficient colorimetric assay platform for the determination of Cu(2+) was proposed with the aim of developing sensitive detection based on the aggregation of AuNPs in presence of a histamine H2-receptor antagonist (famotidine, FAM) as recognition site. This study is the first to demonstrate that the molar extinction coefficients of the complexes formed by FAM and Cu(2+) are very low (by analyzing the chemometrics methods on the first order data arising from different metal to ligand ratio method), leading to the undesirable sensitivity of FAM-based assays...
October 12, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Sherin Saheera, Ajay G Potnuri, Renuka Nair
BACKGROUND: Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) play a vital role in cardiac homeostasis. A decrease in the efficiency of cardiac stem cells is speculated in various cardiac abnormalities. The maintenance of a healthy stem cell population is essential for the prevention of adverse cardiac remodeling leading to cardiac failure. Famotidine, a histamine-2 receptor antagonist, is currently used to treat ulcers of the stomach and intestines. In repurposing the use of the drug, reduction of cardiac hypertrophy and improvement in cardiac function of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) was reported by our group...
2017: PeerJ
Yong Wang, Sui Lou Wang, Jiong Yi Zhang, Xiao Ning Song, Zhi Yong Zhang, Jing Feng Li, Song Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Physalis alkekengi L. var. franchetii (Solanaceae) has been widely used in Chinese folk medicine due to its wide distribution throughout the country, for the treatment of a wide range of diseases including heat and cold, sore throat, fever, fungal infection, inflammation, toothache, rheumatism, burn, analgesic, ulcer and urinary diseases. However, the effect of P. alkekengi var. franchetii on ulcer and Helicobacter pylori infection has not been reported to date...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Derek Yecies, Daniel Tawfik, Jennifer Damman, Chad Thorson, David S Hong, Gerald A Grant, Rachel Bensen, Mihaela Damian
A four-year-old female was admitted to a university-based children's hospital with a newly-diagnosed posterior fossa tumor. She was started on famotidine and high-dose dexamethasone and underwent gross total resection of a medulloblastoma. She was continued on dexamethasone and famotidine. She exhibited postoperative posterior fossa syndrome and was started on enteral feeds via the nasoduodenal tube. She had small gastrointestinal bleeds on postoperative days eight, 11, and 18, and was found to have a well-circumscribed posterior duodenal ulcer...
July 7, 2017: Curēus
Sundar Kumar Kondru, Ajay Godwin Potnuri, Lingesh Allakonda, Prasad Konduri
Doxorubicin (DOX), an anthracycline-based antibiotic, is regularly used in the management of carcinomas, and haematological malignancies have been downplayed in chemotherapy because of its ability to induce dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Dexrazoxane is approved to combat the cardiotoxicity, but limited by its adverse effects. Redox imbalance and reactive oxygen species generation plays major role in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Histamine, known to mediate various cardiovascular effects, but nevertheless the role of histamine or its receptors in DOX-induced DCM is remained obscure...
September 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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