• Rama Rao Vunnam Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. K. N Modi University, Newai, Rajasthan, India
  • Sriharsha S. N. Mahathi College of Pharmacy
  • V. V. Rajesham Vijaya College of Pharmacy


Objective: The present study was aimed to investigate the safety, reliability of Gliclazide and possible drug interaction with Itopride when they were administered as combination treatment.

Methods: Studies were conducted in normal and streptozotocin induced diabetic rats with oral administration of selected doses of gliclazide, itopride and their combination. Blood samples were collected from rats by retro orbital/marginal ear vein puncture at regular intervals of time. All the blood samples were analyzed for pharmacokinetic parameters by HPLC method.

Results: There was no significant difference in pharmacokinetic parameters of both Gliclazide alone and combination with itopride in healthy and diabetic rats on day 1 and day 8.

Conclusion: Based on the results it can be concluded that the concurrent administration of these two drugs have potential benefit without any drug interactions in the effective management of diabetes and gastroparesis.


Keywords: Drug interactions, Gliclazide, Itopride, Pharmacokinetics, Gastroparesis, Diabetes mellitus


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Vunnam, R. R., S. S. N., and V. V. Rajesham. “PHARMACOKINETIC DRUG INTERACTIONS OF GLICLAZIDE AND ITOPRIDE IN NORMAL AND DIABETIC RATS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 11, Aug. 2015, pp. 307-11,
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