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Research Article Volume 2 Issue 9

Regression of Symptoms of Trypanosomosis in Mice Dosed Cotrimoxazole-Antivirt® {Al4(SiO4)3 + 3Mg2SiO4 → 2Al2Mg3(SiO4)3} Formulation

MCO Ezeibe*, MI Ezeja, CA Akpan, FIO Onyeachonam, ME Sanda, IJ Ogbonna, E Kalu, NU Njoku and MI Udobi

College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: MCO Ezeibe, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria.

Received: July 29, 2020; Published: August 25, 2020



Protozoa require Folic acid for replication and Cotrimoxazole inhibits synthesis of the B-vitamin. So, the drug could be effective for treatment of trypanosomosis (tropical protozoan disease of man and animals). To improve efficacy of such treatment on symptoms of the disease, a formulation of the medicine and The Medicinal synthetic Aluminum-magnesium silicate (Antivirt®) was used to treat mice. Cotrimoxazole improved (P ≤ 0.05) PCV, RBC and HB in uninfected mice (from 47.60 ± 0.51, 7.93 ± 0.09 and 15.87 ± 0.17 to 59.60 ± 0.51, 9.93 ± 0.09 and 19.93 ± 0.12) and in trypanosome-infected mice (from 34.75 ± 0.48, 5.79 ± 0.08 and 11.67 ± 0.14 to 37.67 ± 0.88, 6.28 ± 0.15 and 12.56 ± 0.29) but it worsened fever in trypanosome-infected mice (from rectal temperature: 36.30 ± 0.35 to 46.27 ± 0.79). Stabilizing the drug with Antivirt® reduced (P ≤ 0.05) that adverse effect (fever) from temperature of 46.27 ± 0.79 to 39.50 ± 0.29. Weight of the mice remained approximately (P ≥ 0.05) same in all the groups. Formulation of Cotrimoxazole (anti-protozoan) and Antivirt® could be a new medicine for trypanosomosis (sleeping sickness).

Keywords: Trypanosomes; Cotrimoxazole; Pyrogens; Trypanosomosis-symptoms (Fever, Anemia)



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Citation: MCO Ezeibe.,et al. “Regression of Symptoms of Trypanosomosis in Mice Dosed Cotrimoxazole-Antivirt® {Al4(SiO4)3 + 3Mg2SiO4 → 2Al2Mg3(SiO4)3} Formulation”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.9 (2020): 23-28.


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