A prospective randomized study: role of enalapril on oxidative stress in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus and its correlation with glycaemic status


  • Sathiya Vinotha A. T. Department of Pharmacology, Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ranjani R. Department of Pharmacology, Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India




ACE inhibitors, Biguanides, Glycated haemoglobin, Reactive oxygen species


Background: Oxidative stress is demonstrated the pathological conditions such as Atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus. It has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of both macro and microvascular complications. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Enalapril on oxidative stress markers in type 2 diabetic patients.

Methods: A Prospective Randomized controlled study was conducted in 75 participants in which 25 healthy volunteers and 50 newly diagnosed DM2 patients who were divided into three groups of 25 in each. In Group II DM2 patients were treated with Metformin alone, in group III DM2 patients were treated with Enalapril and Metformin and 25 healthy volunteers were included in Group I (controls). Oxidative stress parameters, FBS, HbA1c were measured at the time of diagnosis and at 4,8,12 weeks.

Results: There was a significant decrease in free radical production (p<0.05) and significant increase in antioxidant enzymes (p<0.001) in both the patient Groups and positive correlation between oxidative stress markers and FBS and HbA1c (p<0.01).

Conclusions: Oxidative stress measured as LPO is strictly influenced by glycaemic control. Enalapril and Metformin combination in diabetic patients has more significant effect on decreasing the oxidative stress than Metformin alone.


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How to Cite

A. T., S. V., & R., R. (2017). A prospective randomized study: role of enalapril on oxidative stress in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus and its correlation with glycaemic status. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 6(4), 874–878. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20171096



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