Effects of Thioxanthene Containing Anti-Psychotic and Anti-Platelet Drug Combination on Mean Platelet Volume and Platelet Distribution Width in Rats

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Muhammad Irfan Bashir
Uzma Saleem
Fareeha Anwer
Bashir Ahmad


Aim: To evaluate the combined and individual effects of thioxanthene containing antipsychotic and anti-platlet drug on Mean Platelet Volume (MPV) and Platelet Distribution Width (PDW) in rats.

Methods: This investigational study comprised of 100 albino rats of both sexual orientation, they were of 300 g to 350 g. We got ten groups, in which each group consisted of 10 rats (n=10).Ozagrel was used as anti-platelet and Zuclopenthixol was used as thioxanthene containing antipsychotic. Rats were treated with defined doses of Ozagrel and thioxanthene containing anti-psychotic (Zuclopenthixol) alone and in joined for three weeks (21 days). Blood test at 0, seventh, fourteenth and last day of study were taken. Mean Platelet Volume and Platelet Distribution Width were estimated from blood tests by using standard research center procedure. Results were accumulated and abridged by applying statistics. Correlation was framed between all days incentive to zero day values.

Results: Anti-psychotic drug and antiplatelet drug both showed decrease in MPV with both doses highly significantly (p < 0.001) decrease associated with maximum doses alone and with combination group. In case of PDW all individual and minimum combination group showed increase in PDW values but significantly (p < 0.001) increase in maximum combination groups.

Conclusion: Combination of both drugs can cause more decrease in MPV as compare to the individual and in case of PDW combination with maximum doses may cause decrease in values by opposing the results individual therapy. It indicated any Drug-Drug interaction between these two drugs regarding Mean platelet volume and Platelet distribution width.

Thioxanthene, anti-platelet, anti-Psychotic, mean platelet volume, platelet distribution width

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Bashir, M. I., Saleem, U., Anwer, F., & Ahmad, B. (2019). Effects of Thioxanthene Containing Anti-Psychotic and Anti-Platelet Drug Combination on Mean Platelet Volume and Platelet Distribution Width in Rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 27(6), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.9734/jpri/2019/v27i630187
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