BIOEQUIVALENCE STUDY OF ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY BETWEEN TWO MARKETED FORMULATIONS OF METFORMIN ON GLUCOCORTICOID-INDUCED HYPERGLYCEMIA IN RABBIT


Debanga Das, Jashabir Chakraborty, Suvakanta Dash

Abstract


Objective: Bioequivalence studies are the commonly accepted methods displaying therapeutic equivalence between two products. This study was conducted to evaluate the bioequivalence study of anti-diabetic activity between two formulations of metformin tablets which were marketed in India.

Methods: In in vitro study five essential in vitro tests including disintegration, weight variation, hardness, friability and a comparative in vitro dissolution study were performed.

Results: For in vivo study adult male rabbits were divided into three groups of two each. The first group is regarded as control group received 3 ml of normal saline daily by using the gastric tube for 15 d and the second and third group received (0.35 mg/Kg B.W. single dosage) of dexamethasone tablets which were powdered, dissolved in 3 ml of normal saline daily for 15 d. After 15 d the blood glucose of second and third group was estimated and after that received formulation X and formulation Y, dissolved in 3 ml of normal saline daily for 15 d at the dose of 0.5 gm/kg body weight orally. After 15 d again blood glucose of second and third group was estimated and compare the results of both the group. This shows the favourable response of metformin against glucocorticoid-induced renal damage and hyperglycemia.

Conclusion: Results of this study showed that the extent, rate of absorption and anti-diabetic activity of two different formulations of metformin tablets are bioequivalent to each other.


Keywords


Bioequivalence, Hyperglycemia, Dexamethasone, Metformin

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Title

BIOEQUIVALENCE STUDY OF ANTIDIABETIC ACTIVITY BETWEEN TWO MARKETED FORMULATIONS OF METFORMIN ON GLUCOCORTICOID-INDUCED HYPERGLYCEMIA IN RABBIT

Keywords

Bioequivalence, Hyperglycemia, Dexamethasone, Metformin

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i4.20762

Date

14-07-2017

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 9, Issue 4, 2017 Page: 47-50

Online ISSN

0975-7066

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Authors & Affiliations

Debanga Das
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (GIPS), Azara, Guwahati, Assam 781017

Jashabir Chakraborty
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (GIPS), Azara, Guwahati, Assam 781017

Suvakanta Dash
Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (GIPS), Azara, Guwahati, Assam 781017


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