• Jain Raina Department of Pharmacology PCDS and RC Bhopal-India
  • Jain Ashish Department of Biochemistry PCMS and RC Bhopal-India
  • Prashant Wadagvalkar Department of Pharmacology RKDF Medical College, Bhopal-India



Calcium channels, MES seizures, Nifedipine, THLE, Anticonvulsants


Objective: To evaluate the anticonvulsant activity of Nifedipine against MES induced seizures.

Methods: The study was induced by techno electroconvulsometer. The animals were treated with Nifedipine (100 μg/100 g i. p. and 200 μg/100 g i. p.) and MES was induced 2 h after the administration of the drug, and duration of various phases was noted. Duration of THLE was taken as an index for antiepileptic activity.

Results: Nifedipine when administered in a dose of 100 μg/100 g ip, did not produce any changes in any phases of the MES induced seizure. But in a dose of 200 μg/100 g ip, it significantly reduced the duration of THLE.

Conclusion: Nifedipine has a significant action against MES induced seizures suggesting an important role of CCBs as future, promising antiepileptic drug.


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How to Cite

Raina, J., J. Ashish, and P. Wadagvalkar. “ANTICONVULSANT EFFECTS OF NIFEDIPINE ON MES INDUCED SEIZURES”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 10, no. 3, May 2018, pp. 37-38, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2018v10i3.27334.



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