Effects of therapeutic doses of Pregabalin on QTc interval in conscious rabbits


Alp R., Citil M. , Uzun M., ALP S., Topcu B., Uzlu E., ...More

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol.12, no.4, pp.223-228, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-228

Abstract

Pregabalin (PRG) is a new antiepileptic drug that has been used as supportive therapy for partial seizures in patients. Although many neuro-psychiatric and non-cardiac drugs are known to prolong ventricular repolarization as manifested by QTc prolongation on ECG of which provokes torsades de pointes, there is limited data available regarding the characteristics of QT interval in conscious laboratory animals after PRG administration. For that purpose, effects of different therapeutic doses of oral PRG administration on Heart Rate (HR), QT and QTc values in rabbits were evaluated at a predefined time interval in this research.