Articles

Effect of gugulipid on bioavailability of diltiazem and propranolol.

Author

Dalvi SS, Nayak VK, Pohujani SM

Date

6/1994

Journal

J Assoc Physicians India

Abstract

The effect of single oral dose of 1 gm gugulipid was studied on bioavailability of single oral dose of propranolol (40 mg) and diltiazem (60 mg) in 10 and 7 normal healthy male volunteers respectively. It was a randomised within group crossover study. Blood samples were collected at hourly intervals up to 8 hrs. Gugulipid significantly reduced (P < .01) peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under curve (AUC 0-8 hrs) of both the drugs in normal volunteers. Such interaction in patients receiving propanolol or diltiazem with gugulipid may lead to diminished efficacy or nonresponsiveness due to significant reduction in bioavailability.