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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 627--631

Protective effect of rutin on cognitive impairment caused by phenytoin

Shagun Dubey1, Aditya Ganeshpurkar1, Divya Bansal2, Nazneen Dubey1 
1 Drug Discovery Laboratory, Shri Ram Institute of Technology-Pharmacy, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Pharmaceutics Research Laboratory, Shri Ram Institute of Technology-Pharmacy, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Aditya Ganeshpurkar
Drug Discovery Laboratory, Shri Ram Institute of Technology-Pharmacy, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India

Objective: To study the effect of the co-administration of phenytoin (PHT) and rutin in comparison with PHT and piracetam (PIM) on seizure control, cognitive, and motor functions in mice. Materials and Methods: Increasing current electroshock seizure (ICES) test was used to evaluate the effect of the co-administration of PHT and PIM on convulsions. Cognitive functions in mice were assessed by a spontaneous alternation in behavior on a plus maze while motor functions were screened using rolling roller apparatus and by counting the number of arms entries on a plus maze. Brain acetyl-cholinesterase (AChE) activity was also estimated. Statistical Analysis: The expression of data was done as mean ± standard error of the mean. The normally distributed data were subjected to one-way ANOVA followed by Dunnett's test. P < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The study showed that rutin when co-administered with PHT, significantly reversed PHT-induced reduction in spontaneous alternation without altering the efficacy of PHT against ICES, in both acute and chronic studies. Further, it also reversed PHT-induced increase in AChE activity. Conclusion: Rutin alleviated the PHT-induced cognitive impairment without compromising its antiepileptic efficacy.


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Dubey S, Ganeshpurkar A, Bansal D, Dubey N. Protective effect of rutin on cognitive impairment caused by phenytoin.Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:627-631


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Dubey S, Ganeshpurkar A, Bansal D, Dubey N. Protective effect of rutin on cognitive impairment caused by phenytoin. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];47:627-631
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