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Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Evaluation of antidepressant effects of rosuvastatin in male albino mice by tail suspension model

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Author Details : Avanthi E, Pradeep Kumar L.

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 27-28

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Objective: To evaluate the antidepressant activity of Rosuvastatin in male albino mice.
Method: Thirty male swiss albino mice were selected for tail suspension model. There were five groups and each group had six animals. The control group received Normal saline (10ml/kg I.P), the standard Imipramine (10mg/kg I.P), the 3 test group received Rosuvastatin (10mg/kg, 15mg/kg, 20mg/kg I.P) respectively. The test was conducted 30mins after injecting the drugs.
Duration of immobility was noted. Statistical analysis was performed using Mean +/- SEM. One way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s post hoc test was done P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Rosuvastatin produced significant antidepressant effect at all the doses, as indicated by reduction in the duration of immobility compared to the control and standard with significant p value of<0.0001.
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicates the antidepressant like activity of Rosuvastatin in male albino mice.

Rosuvastatin, Antidepressant, Albino mice

How to cite : Avanthi E, Pradeep Kumar L., Evaluation of antidepressant effects of rosuvastatin in male albino mice by tail suspension model. Indian J Pharm Pharmacol 2017;4(1):27-28

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