Bitterness and irritation elicited by pharmaceutically active molecules remain problematic for pediatric medications, fortified foods and dietary supplements. Few effective methods exist for reducing these unpalatable sensations, negatively impacting medication compliance and intake of beneficial phytonutrients. A physicochemical approach to masking these sensations may be the most successful approach for generalizability to a wide range of structurally and functionally unique compounds. Here, solutions of the non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug, ibuprofen, were prepared in milk products with varying fat content. Our hypothesis, based on other reports of similar phenomena, was that increasing the fat content would cause ibuprofen to selectively partition into the fat phase, thereby reducing interaction with sensory receptors and decreasing adversive sensations. Quantification of the aqueous concentration of ibuprofen was performed using an isocratic HPLC method coupled with an external standard curve. Sensory testing showed a modest but significant decrease (~20%) in irritation ratings between the skim milk (0% fat) and the half-and-half (11% fat) samples, indicating that increased fat may contribute to a reduced sensory response. Bitterness was not reduced, remaining constant over all fat levels. The HPLC results indicate a constant amount of ibuprofen remained in the aqueous phase regardless of fat level, so a simple partitioning hypothesis cannot explain the reduced irritancy ratings. Association of ionized ibuprofen with continuous phase solutes such as unabsorbed protein should be explored in future work.
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The aim of this study was to relate the organization of several binary mixes with three physical parameters (surface energy, cohesion parameter, and particle size) of various materials blended with each other.
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To determine the effectiveness and safety of ibuprofen compared with indomethacin, other cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, placebo or no intervention for closing a patent ductus arteriosus in preterm, low birth weight, or preterm and low birth weight infants.
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Since the last version of this review no new studies were found. Information was available from six studies with 1342 participants, using a variety of doses of ibuprofen and codeine. In four studies (443 participants) using ibuprofen 400 mg plus codeine 25.6 mg to 60 mg (high dose codeine) 64% of participants had at least 50% maximum pain relief with the combination compared to 18% with placebo. The NNT was 2.2 (95% confidence interval 1.8 to 2.6) (high quality evidence). In three studies (204 participants) ibuprofen plus codeine (any dose) was better than the same dose of ibuprofen (69% versus 55%) but the result was barely significant with a relative benefit of 1.3 (1.01 to 1.6) (moderate quality evidence). In two studies (159 participants) ibuprofen plus codeine appeared to be better than the same dose of codeine alone (69% versus 33%), but no analysis was done. There was no difference between the combination and placebo in the reporting of adverse events in these acute studies (moderate quality evidence).
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Early onset acidosis from mitochondrial toxicity can be observed in massive acetaminophen poisoning prior to the development of hepatotoxicity. In this context, the efficacy of acetylcysteine to reverse mitochondrial toxicity remains unclear and hemodialysis may offer prompt correction of acidosis. Unfortunately, toxicokinetics of acetaminophen and acetylcysteine during extracorporeal treatments hemodialysis have seldom been described.
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The study objective was to characterize the AGS human gastric mucosal cell line as a model for estimating gastrointestinal toxicity of COX-inhibiting compounds. Rofecoxib, celecoxib, nimesulide, ibuprofen, indomethacin, aspirin, salicylic acid, naproxen and acetaminophen were tested for inhibition of COX-2-mediated prostaglandin E2 synthesis in A549 and AGS cells. The IC50 ratio AGS/A549 was calculated as an estimate of the therapeutic index (TI) for gastrointestinal toxicity. Calculated IC50 values of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in A549 cells were in excellent agreement with published values (r = 0.996; P < 0.005). Calcium ionophore induction of arachidonic acid release in AGS cells provided TI similar to those using platelets and A549 cells (r = 0.918; P < 0.01). The AGS/A549 model exhibited lower TI than the platelet/A549 model. Spearman ranking correlated clinical NSAID gastropathy with lower AGS TI values. The AGS cell line has excellent potential to serve as a model for assessing the gastrointestinal effects of COX-inhibiting compounds.
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Patients on the COX-2 specific inhibitors (celecoxib and rofecoxib) were significantly less likely to switch their therapy than patients on NS-NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac). These results suggest that COX-2 specific inhibitors may be a more effective treatment option when compared with NS-NSAIDs in usual clinical practice.
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On day 3 the median of NT-proBNP levels was 13718 pg/ml (range 1918-70000). Peptide concentrations did not differ between pharmacological treatment and surgical ligation (respectively 13718 and 12342 pg/ml; p = 0.33). Concentrations of NT-proBNP were significantly lower on the closure of the duct (p < 0.0001) compared to concentrations on day 3 (median 12666 at day 3 versus 2443.5 pg/ml at closure), with a decrease of 80.71%.
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The transporter-mediated uptake of drugs from blood into hepatocytes is a prerequisite for intrahepatic drug action or intracellular drug metabolism before excretion. Therefore, uptake transporters, e.g., members of the organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) family are important determinants of drug pharmacokinetics. Highly and almost exclusively expressed in hepatocytes are the OATP family members OATP1B1 (SLCO1B1) and OATP1B3 (SLCO1B3). Drug substrates of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 include antibiotics and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It has been demonstrated that administration of two or more drugs that are substrates for these hepatic uptake transporters may lead to transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions, resulting in altered transport kinetics for drug substrates. In this study we investigated whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol interact with OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 using the standard substrate BSP and the drug substrate pravastatin. Using human embryonic kidney cells stably expressing OATP1B1 or OATP1B3, we demonstrated that bromosulfophthalein uptake was inhibited by diclofenac, ibuprofen. and lumiracoxib. Of interest, pravastatin uptake was stimulated by these NSAIDs, and for ibuprofen we determined activation constants (EC₅₀ values) of 64.0 and 93.1 μM for OATP1B1- and OATP1B3-mediated uptake, respectively. Furthermore, we investigated whether NSAIDs were also substrates for OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 and demonstrated that only diclofenac was significantly transported by OATP1B3, whereas all other NSAIDs investigated were not substrates for these uptake transporters. These results demonstrated that drugs may interact with transport proteins by allosteric mechanisms without being substrates and, therefore, not only uptake inhibition but also allosteric-induced modulation of transport function may be an important mechanism in transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions.
This is an updated version of the original review published in Issue 10, 2010 (Rabbie 2010). Migraine is a common, disabling condition and a burden for the individual, health services and society. Many sufferers do not seek professional help, relying instead on over-the-counter analgesics. Co-therapy with an antiemetic should help to reduce symptoms commonly associated with migraine headaches.
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Variant CYP2C9 genotypes enhanced the protective effect of ibuprofen on the prevention of colorectal cancer, and a dose-response relationship with respect to increasing numbers of variant alleles was seen (P interaction = .02). CYP2C9 variants were more effective in individuals with wild-type rather than variant UGT1A6 (P interaction < .007). Variant CYP2C9 genotypes showed no interaction with aspirin usage, and variant UGT1A6 genotypes showed no interaction with either NSAID with respect to colorectal cancer protection.
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Oral administration of ibuprofen reduced the adhesion of monocytes to HUVEC, suppressed oxidative stress and increased HDL cholesterol levels in smokers and non-smokers.
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Published reports were identified from Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library (Issue 3 1999), LILACs and the Oxford Pain Relief Database. Additional studies were identified from bibliographies of retrieved reports. Date of the most recent search: December 1999.
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The Cu-PTSM (pyruvaldehyde bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazonato)copper(II)) and Cu-ATSM (diacetyl bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazonato)copper(II)) radiopharmaceuticals exhibit strong, species-dependent binding to human serum albumin (HSA), while Cu-ETS (ethylglyoxal bis(thiosemicarbazonato)copper(II)) appears to only exhibit nonspecific binding to human and animal serum albumins. This study examines the structural basis for HSA binding of Cu-PTSM and Cu-ATSM via competition with drugs having known albumin binding sites. Warfarin, furosemide, ibuprofen, phenylbutazone, benzylpenicillin, and cephmandole were added to HSA solutions at drug:HSA mole ratios from 0 to 8:1, followed by quantification of radiopharmaceutical binding to HSA by ultrafiltration. Warfarin, a site IIA drug, progressively displaced both [(64)Cu]Cu-PTSM and [(64)Cu]Cu-ATSM from HSA. At 8:1 warfarin:HSA mole ratios, free [(64)Cu]Cu-PTSM and [(64)Cu]Cu-ATSM levels increased 300-500%. This was in contrast to solutions containing ibuprofen, a site IIIA drug; no increase in free [(64)Cu]Cu-PTSM or [(64)Cu]Cu-ATSM was observed except at high ibuprofen:HSA ratios, where secondary ibuprofen binding to the IIA site may cause modest radiopharmaceutical displacement. By contrast, and consistent with earlier findings suggesting Cu-ETS exhibits only nonspecific associations, [(64)Cu]Cu-ETS binding to HSA was unaffected by the addition of drugs that bind in either site. We conclude that the species-dependence of Cu-PTSM and Cu-ATSM albumin binding arises from interaction(s) with the IIA site of HSA.
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To evaluate the biochemical aspirin response, the method of urinary 11-dehydro TXB2 levels measurement was used. Quantitative detection of TXB2 in urine was determined by competitive enzyme immunoassay, using human Thromboxane B2 ELISA-kit. We investigated the urine samples from 69 patients.
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A data collection sheet was designed to capture the information required from the A & E records in each hospital. A retrospective week-by-week data collection, reviewing A & E records, took place over a 3-month period (starting on 1 December 2002). All data related to cases presenting at the A & E departments because of drug overdoses (either accidental or deliberate according to Read Clinical Classification) were included in the study. Data were coded and entered into a custom designed SPSS database for analysis, using Chi square and Fisher exact tests.
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A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) has many adverse effects including cardiovascular (CV) risk. Diclofenac among the nonselective NSAIDs has the highest CV risk such as congestive heart failure, which resulted commonly from the impaired cardiac pumping due to a disrupted excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling. We investigated the effects of diclofenac on the L-type calcium channels which are essential to the E-C coupling at the level of single ventricular myocytes isolated from neonatal rat heart, using the whole-cell voltage-clamp technique. Only diclofenac of three NSAIDs, including naproxen and ibuprofen, significantly reduced inward whole cell currents. At concentrations higher than 3 microM, diclofenac inhibited reversibly the Na(+) current and did irreversibly the L-type Ca(2+) channels-mediated inward current (IC(50)=12.89+/-0.43 microM) in a dose-dependent manner. However, nifedipine, a well-known L-type channel blocker, effectively inhibited the L-type Ca(2+) currents but not the Na(+) current. Our finding may explain that diclofenac causes the CV risk by the inhibition of L-type Ca(2+) channel, leading to the impairment of E-C coupling in cardiac myocytes.
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Various crude extracts of petroleum ether, chloroform, or aqueous at a dose of 2 g/kg po did not produce any signs or symptoms of toxicity in treated animals. In the pyloric ligation model oral administration of different extracts such as petroleum ether, chloroform and aqueous at 375 mg/kg po, standard drug ranitidine 60 mg/kg po and control group 1% Tween 80, 5 mL/kg po to separate groups of Wister rats of either sex (n = 6) was performed. Total acidity, ulcer number, scoring, incidence, area, and ulcer index were assessed.
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Host-guest complexation of dapoxyl sodium sulphonate (DSS), an intramolecular charge transfer dye with water-soluble and non-toxic macrocycle γ-cyclodextrin (γ-CD), has been investigated in a wide pH range. Steady-state absorption, fluorescence and time-resolved fluorescence measurements confirm the positioning of DSS into the hydrophobic cavity of γ-CD. A large fluorescence enhancement ca. 30 times, due to 1 : 2 complex formation and host-assisted guest-protonation have been utilised for developing a method for the utilisation of CD based drug-delivery applications. A simple fluorescence-displacement based approach is implemented at physiological pH for the assessment of binding strength of pharmaceutically useful small drug molecules (ibuprofen, paracetamol, methyl salicylate, salicylic acid, aspirin, and piroxicam) and six important antibiotic drugs (resazurin, thiamphenicol, chloramphenicol, ampicillin, kanamycin, and sorbic acid) with γ-CD.
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In order to improve the efficiency of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen, cationic carbosilane dendrimers and dendrons with ibuprofen at their periphery or at their focal point, respectively, have been synthesized, and the release of the drug was studied using HPLC. Macrophages were used to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of the ibuprofen-conjugated dendritic systems and compared with mixtures of non-ibuprofen dendritic systems in the presence of the drug. The cationic ibuprofen-conjugated dendron was the compound that showed higher anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces the LPS-induced COX-2 expression and decreases the release of several inflammatory cytokines such as TNFα, IL-1β, IL-6, and CCL3. These results open new perspectives in the use of these compounds as drug carriers.
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Congenital malformations of the IVC are rare. Phlebothrombosis often results in affected patients. Treatment or prevention of thrombosis of the deep veins by anticoagulation is indicated. Additional risk factors for thrombosis--smoking, hormonal contraceptives, immobilization and unusual physical activity--should be strictly avoided.
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To determine the effects of Ibuprofen on sperm parameters, chromatin condensation and DNA integrity of mice.
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Adverse reactions in infants from maternal drug ingestion depend largely on the amount of milk consumed by the infant, timing of breastfeeding in relation to dosing, dose of the medication, dosing interval, and duration of therapy. When taking medications, breastfeeding mothers should be instructed to take their medication after breastfeeding, at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest duration. Overall, there are few data from human studies on the use of antihistamines, decongestants, and cough products during breastfeeding. Studies of pseudoephedrine, triprolidine, and loratadine in humans conclude that low levels of each drug would reach a breastfed infant. Since triprolidine and pseudoephedrine are also considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP, these 2 drugs should be the first-line choices. Codeine is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP, and would be an acceptable choice for short-term use as a cough suppressant. It is important to note that many of the liquid cough and cold products contain alcohol. In addition, many of the combination products are a mixture of an antihistamine and a decongestant and may also contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or caffeine. It is preferable for nursing mothers to only take medications that are necessary and to avoid such combination products. The AAP considers alcohol, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and caffeine compatible with breastfeeding. Aspirin has been associated with significant negative effects on some nursing infants, and the AAP recommends giving aspirin to nursing mothers with caution. Mothers taking cough and cold products should watch for adverse events in their breastfed infants. Infants may experience paradoxical central nervous stimulation from antihistamines and irritability and insomnia from decongestants.
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Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are considered useful vehicles for medical therapy and diagnosis. Despite the progress made in this field, there is need to find direct, reliable, and versatile synthetic procedures for their preparation as well as new multifunctional coating agents. In this sense, we have explored the use of imidazolium amphiphiles to prepare new AuNPs designed for anion recognition and transport. Thus, in this work we describe (a) the synthesis, by a phase transfer method, of new gold nanoparticles using gemini-type surfactants as ligands based on imidazolium salts, those ligands acting as transfer agents into organic media and also as nanoparticle stabilizers, (b) the examination of their stability in solution, (c) the chemical and physical characterization of the nanoparticles, using a variety of techniques, including UV-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), (d) toxicity data concerning both the imidazolium ligands and the imidazolium coated nanoparticles, (e) the assessment of their molecular recognition ability toward molecules of biological interest, such as anions and carboxylate containing model drugs, such as ibuprofen, (f) the study of their toxicity and those of their coating ligands, as well as their ability for cell internalization, and (g) the study of their ability for delivering anionic pharmaceuticals. The structurally governed triple role of those new gemini-type surfactants is responsible for the preparation, remarkable stability, and delivery properties of these functional AuNPs.
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Paediatric fever is a frequent reason of consulting a paediatrician or a general practitioner (30% of paediatric consultations).
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The preparation of stationary phases with enhanced chemical stability in alkaline eluents has been the principal objective of many chromatographers. New and improved silica substrates and advanced chemical modification methods are among the possibilities being investigated to reach this objective. The present work has evaluated these two possibilities for new stationary phases. First, the silica surface was modified by reaction with zirconium tetrabutoxide to produce zirconized silica particles having about 21% (w/w) of zirconium. Then poly(methyltetradecylsiloxane) (PMTDS) was immobilized onto this surface using different doses (50-120 kGy) of gamma radiation. These new phases were characterized using elemental analysis and infrared and solid-state (29)Si-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies. These new stationary phases presented column efficiencies of about 68,000 plates m(-1), symmetric peaks for apolar compounds and retention factors that depend on the irradiation dose and show improved stability in high pH mobile phases. The separation of several pharmaceuticals at pH 11 is presented.
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Environmental pollution by pharmaceuticals has become a major problem in many countries worldwide. However, little is known about the concentrations of pharmaceuticals in water sources in Japan. The objective of this study was to clarify variations in the concentrations of seven nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and in cyclooxygenase(COX)-inhibiting activities in river water and domestic wastewater collected from the Tone Canal and the Edo River Basin in Japan. Total NSAID concentrations were higher in the Tone Canal than in the Edo River, and the highest concentration was observed at the domestic wastewater inflow point located in the Tone Canal (concentration averages of salicylic acid, ibuprofen, felbinac, naproxen, mefenamic acid, diclofenac, and ketoprofen in wastewater samples were 55.3, 162.9, 39.7, 11.8, 30.8, 259.7, and 48.3 ng L(-1), respectively). Gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry showed that wastewater samples collected during cooler seasons contained higher levels of COX-inhibiting activity. COX-inhibiting activities were highly correlated with NSAID concentrations (particularly for ketoprofen and diclofenac); however, other COX inhibitors, such as NSAIDs that were not examined in this study and/or other chemicals with COX-inhibiting activity, could exist in the water samples because the concentrations of NSAIDs obtained from the water samples did not account for the total COX-inhibiting activities observed. Therefore, COX inhibition assays may be helpful for evaluating the aquatic toxicity of COX inhibitors. In this study, we demonstrated that COX inhibitors in surface water may influence aquatic organisms more than was expected based on NSAID concentrations. Thus, further studies examining other COX inhibitors in the aquatic environment are necessary.
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The pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic characteristics of non-selective COX inhibitors in OTC use were obtained from the literature by systematic search, examined and used to construct a coherent hypothesis why they achieved OTC status, i.e. effectiveness and relative safety at low doses.
In the process of performing a previously published study examining B cell function in 16 patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVI)(J Allergy Clin Immunol 1991; 87:1138-49), we noted improved in vitro antibody (Ab) synthesis in a patient, H. B., while he was taking a cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase inhibitor, ketoprofen. Addition of ketoprofen in vitro to B cells from patients with CVI resulted in improved proliferation and differentiation in four of five additional patients with CVI studied. One patient, besides H. B., M. K. B., whose B cells secreted increased amounts of antigen (Ag)-specific Ab in response to in vitro ketoprofen, underwent a trial of oral ketoprofen M. K. B., like H. B., demonstrated improved in vitro Ag-specific Ab production while she was taking oral ketoprofen. No increase in serum Ab levels was noted in either patient taking ketoprofen, but both patients remained infection free during the time of their ketoprofen trials (H. B., 9 months, and M. K. B., 36 months). No improvement in in vitro Ag-specific Ab synthesis was noted when H. B. and M. K. B. took oral cyclooxygenase inhibitors (naproxen or ibuprofen). Thus, additional study is warranted to examine the role of lipoxygenase products of arachidonic acid in the B cell dysfunction of CVI.