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Title: Hepatoprotective effect of tocopherol against isoniazid and rifampicin induced hepatotoxicity in albino rabbits
Authors: Tayal, Vandana
Kalra, Bhupinder Singh
Agarwal, Sarita
Khurana, Nita
Gupta, Usha
Keywords: Hepatoprotection
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Antitubercular drug induced hepatotoxicity is a major hurdle for an effective treatment of tuberculosis. The present study was undertaken to assess the hepatoprotective potential of tocopherol (50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg, ip) and to compare it with cimetidine (120 mg/kg, ip). Hepatotoxicity was produced by giving isoniazid (INH, 50 mg/kg, po) and rifampicin (RMP, 100 mg/kg, po) combination to albino rabbits for 7 days. Assessment of liver injury was done by estimating levels of alanine transaminase (ALT) and argininosuccinic acid lyase (ASAL) in serum and by histopathological examination of liver. Results revealed that pretreatment with high dose of tocopherol (100 mg/kg) prevented both biochemical as well as histopathological evidence of hepatic damage induced by INH and RMP combination. Moreover, tocopherol (100 mg/kg) was found to be a more effective hepatoprotective agent as compared to cimetidine.
Description: 1031-1036
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.45(12) [December 2007]

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