SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MUTUAL PRODRUGS OF MEFENAMIC ACID WITH OTHER NSAIDSAbstract
Inflammation and pain have all been successfully treated using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Today’s nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are typically taken with restriction due to the gastric intolerance they create. The prodrug approach is quite effective in reducing the side effects caused by NSAIDs. Many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug molecules have been modified in several ways so that they can be less hazardous to the stomach. Using the mutual prodrug concept, the side effects can be minimized by covalently bonding the NSAIDs to the second pharmacologically active carrier. The goal of the current study is to use the coupling approach to create mutual ester prodrugs of NSAIDs (MS and MP) in order to overcome the troubles, they cause, like gastrointestinal toxicity, ulcerogenic side effects, etc. The prodrugs were made by using a better reagent, EDAC 1-Ethyl-3-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride, because it outperformed DCC (N, N′-Dicyclohexylcarbodiimide) as a coupling agent. The physiochemical properties were determined, and the structures of the synthesized prodrugs were confirmed and analyzed by UV, FT-IR, 1HNMR, 13CNMR Spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry.
Simran, Arshi Hussain and Neelam Vashist *
Department of Chemistry, Gurugram University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
03 April 2023
29 May 2023
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01 November 2023