The study of membrane-protectiveand and antioxidant potentials of citicoline and ethylmethylhydroxypyridine with combined usage

Written by Solovyeva E.Yu., Karneev A.N., Chekanov A.V., Baranova O.A., Shchelkonogov V.A., Farakhovа K.I., Fedin A.I.

  UDK: 616.831–005.4–085.214.2 | DOI: 10.17238/PmJ1609-1175.2019.1.74–80  Pages: 74–80 | Full text PDF | Open PDF 


Objective: We studied an antioxidant status and phospholipid blood plasma composition of patients with chronic brain ischemia during individual use of 2-ethyl-6-methyl-3-hydroxypyridine succinate (‘Neurox’), citicoline (‘Neipelept’).
Methods: The study included 40 patients aged 54–72 y.o. with chronic brain ischemia 2 stage in the decompensating phase. The 1st group (14 patients) took ‘Neurox’ in addition to a basic regimen, the 2nd group (13 patients) – ‘Neipelept’, the 3d group (13 patients) – a combination of these drugs. The control group – 14 healthy people aged 24–42 y.o.
Results: Having used a combination therapy with the drugs ‘Neurox’ and ‘Neipelept’, a significant increase of superoxide dismutase activity in blood plasma after the end of treatment was registered. A significant increase of reduced SH-groups number was detected after the treatment with ‘Neurox’. Having studied quantitative and qualitative composition of blood phospholipids in patients taking ‘Neurox’, significant changes in their mass was not detected; meanwhile having used ‘Neipelept’ and the combinations of these drugs, there was an increase of content and total mass of phospholipids.
Conclusions: Clinical data and results of biochemical analysis signify the applicability of ethylmethylhydroxypyridine succinate and citicoline, and also their combinations as part of neuroprotective therapy of chronic brain ischemia.

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E.Yu. Solovyeva, A.N. Karneev, A.V. Chekanov, O.A. Baranova, V.A. Shchelkonogov, K.I. Farakhovа, A.I. Fedin
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (1 Ostrovitianov St. Moscow 119571 Russian Federation)

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