Comparative study of the therapeutic potential of octreotide versus trimetazidine and their combination on acute pancreatitis in male rats

  • Sameer H. Al-Rekabi Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Kufa University, Iraq.
  • Hassan A. Al-Aqooli Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Kufa University, Iraq.
  • Muayed S. Salim Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, Kufa University, Iraq.


Objective Acute pancreatitis continues to be associated with significant rates of mortality and morbidity, and therapeutic options are stillvery limited. Various theories have been suggested regarding the pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis, lot of research into differentmedical treatments for the treatment of acute pancreatitis, but it is not clear what benefits each treatment has, or indeed if any medicaltreatment is beneficial apart from supportive treatment.Aim To clarify the potential therapeutic effect of octreotide, trimetazidine, and their combination in acute pancreatitis.Methods Acute pancreatitis was induced by L-arginine and treated with octreotide subcutaneously, trimetazidine intraperitoneally andcombination therapy by octreotide and trimetazidine. The rats were followed for 24 h. At the 24th hour we determined serum levels oftumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), lipase, and amylase, and the pancreatic tissues wereanalyzed histopathologically.Results TNF-α (P < 0.001), IL-1β (P < 0.001), TAC (P < 0.001), lipase (P < 0.001), and amylase (P < 0.001) serum levels and scores ofhistopathological changes (P < 0.05) were significantly lower in combination group as compared with both octreotide and trimetazidinegroups.Conclusion Combination treatment markedly decreases biochemical and histopathological changes in acute pancreatitis, thus amelioratepancreatic injury in l-arginine induced acute pancreatitis.
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AL-REKABI, Sameer H.; AL-AQOOLI, Hassan A.; SALIM, Muayed S.. Comparative study of the therapeutic potential of octreotide versus trimetazidine and their combination on acute pancreatitis in male rats. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, dec. 2018. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 june 2019.