Good News: Scientists discover a new way to reduce the side effects of arthritis medicine


Indian scientists have discovered a new way of giving medicines to patients to reduce the side effects of the arthritis medicine sulfapyridine. According to researchers at the Punjab-based Lovely Professional University (LPU), sulfapyridine is the third-oldest drug still used in arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis). He said that long-term consumption leads to side effects like nausea, vomiting, skin rash, dizziness, restlessness, and abdominal pain. Now researchers have found a way to deliver the medicine directly to the affected part of the patients' body.

Bhupinder Kapur, Associate Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at LPU said that due to excessive dosage, the drug molecule has side effects, so we have devised a way that can be directly delivered to the affected part of the body and it is safe. In a study published in the journal Materials Science and Engineering C, researchers have reported developing a 'prodrug' of sulfapyridine and incorporating it into a new way of medicine.

The prodrug is injected directly into the affected part of the patient's body. It is not used as a medicine. Researchers said this means that the drug reaches the affected organ directly without spreading to the rest of the body.

A team of researchers has successfully conducted pre-clinical trials and trials of this innovative drug delivery system. The study has been conducted in collaboration with Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, and JSS College of Pharmacy in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

Please tell that rheumatoid arthritis is now a common disease. There is a prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in its patients. In the problem of arthritis, sometimes a person has to face unbearable pain. Due to arthritis, a person has severe pain in joints, difficulty in walking, and getting up and down. In the case of arthritis, avoiding diet is also advised.