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Possible Interaction: Praziquantel and Silymarin



Research Papers that Mention the Interaction

In comparison with PZQ alone, co-administration of SIL and PZQ stimulated production of total IgG antibodies to somatic and excretory-secretory antigens of metacestodes and modified the expression patterns of immunogenic molecules in both antigenic preparations.
In conclusion, co-administration of SIL modified the effects of PZQ therapy on antigenic stimulation of the immune system and modulated Th1/Th2/Tregs cytokines.
In the liver, SIL boosted the effect of PZQ on gene expression of the same cytokines in a similar way as was found in serum, except for down-regulation of PZQ-stimulated TNF-α.
The combined therapy resulted in the elevation of IFN-γ and a decline of TNF-α and TGF-β1 in serum as compared to untreated group; however, SIL attenuated significantly the effect of PZQ on IL-4 and stimulated PZQ-suppressed phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages.
Experimental parasitology  •  2020  |  View Paper
Silymarin in combination with PZQ showed strong direct antioxidant capacity and stimulated the larvicidal effect of praziquantel.
These findings demonstrated that silymarin can markedly decrease the liver injury and its co-administration with PZQ potentiate effect of therapy, probably due to the down-regulation of fibrogenesis.
Parasitology international  •  2010  |  View Paper
At the same time, treated groups with silymarin alone or combined with PZQ showed significant decrease in IL-4, TNF-α and TGF-β1 levels compared to infected control.
In conclusion; treatment with silymarin combined with PZQ in murine schistosomiasis could reduce hepatic fibrosis by their action on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Journal of Parasitic Diseases  •  2014  |  View Paper