EVALUATION OF LEVOFLOXACIN VS. NORFLOXACIN; EFFECT ON BLOOD GLUCOSE PROFILE IN ALLOXAN INDUCED DIABETIC ALBINO RATS- A COMPARATIVE STUDYAbstract
Flouroquinolones (FQ) used commonly for treatment of community and hospital-acquired infections, has been prefixed with multiple adverse effects. Amongst them the glycemic variability has been attention seeking. Drug induced dysglycemia can be acute or persistent and severe too. The present study is designed to evaluate and compare the actions of Levofloxacin vs. Norfloxacin in altering blood glucose levels in Alloxan induced diabetic albino rats. 30 albino rats with fasting blood sugar (FBS) in the range of 80-115 mg/dl were induced diabetes with intraperitoneal Alloxan (150mg/kg body wt). After 7 days of induction, the rats that developed a stable hyperglycemia with FBS≥250 mg/dl were selected for the study. Following administration of test and standard drug FBS levels were measured on days 0, 3, 7, 14 & 28 using glucometer. Statistically, values in all the groups were analyzed by using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by independent T test for group comparisons. P values less than 5% (0.05) was considered as significant. Glycemic variation was found to be statistically significant between glibenclamide + norflox and norflox group alone as similar as in glibenclamide + levofloxacin group and levofloxacin alone group with P<0.001, i.e., HS highly significant.
A. Acharya *, S. S. Halemani and P. Adake
Department of Pharmacology, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, India
01 May, 2016
04 June, 2016
14 July, 2016
01 September 2016