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Disposition of uric acid upon administration of ofloxacin alone and in combination with other anti-tuberculosis drugs

Hemanth Kumar, A K and Gurumurthy, Prema (2004) Disposition of uric acid upon administration of ofloxacin alone and in combination with other anti-tuberculosis drugs. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 42 (3). pp. 323-325. ISSN Print: 0019-5189; Online 0975-1009

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Abstract

Disposition of uric acid upon administration of ofloxacin (O) alone and in combination with other anti-tuberculosis drugs, rifampicin (R), isoniazid (H) and pyrazinamide (Z) was studied. Twelve male healthy volunteers were investigated on four different occasions with the four drugs alone or in combinations. A partially balanced incomplete block design was adopted and the subjects were randomly allocated to each group. Uric acid concentration in urine samples excreted over 0-8 hr, were determined after coding the samples. There was significant decrease in the group receiving Z when compared to other groups. Though there was a decrease in uric acid excretion in the group receiving O, it was not statistically significant. Rifampicin and H seem to increase the uric acid excretion. The incidence of arthralgia was mainly due to Z and not due to either O or other drugs in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-tuberculosis drugs, Ofloxacin, Uric acid disposition
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Biochemical,Clinical and Pharmacological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 05:26
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:19
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/644

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