Complex of Nifedipine with Glycyrrhizic Acid as a Novel Water-Soluble Antihypertensive and Antiarrhythmic Agent

Author(s): T. G. Tolstikova, M. V. Khvostov, A. O. Bryzgalov, A. V. Dushkin, E. S. Meteleva

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2009

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Abstract:

Present study describes the synthesis and pharmacological characteristics of the 18βH-glycyrrhizic acid complex with nifedipine, molecular composition 1:4. The study showed that complex decreases arterial pressure at the dose of nifedipine 10 times smaller than the therapeutic dose. Antiarrhythmic effect of nifedipine in this complex was obtained at the dosage 29 times lower than that ensuring antihypertensive action.

Keywords: Nifedipine, Glycyrrhizic acid, Drug delivery, Complexation

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VOLUME: 6
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2009
Page: [155 - 158]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157018009787582688
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