Investigation of Antiulcer and Antioxidant Activity of Moclobemide in Rats

ALBAYRAK A., Alp H. H., Suleyman H.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.47, no.1, pp.32-40, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eajm.2014.0034
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-40
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Objective: Even though there are many drugs for the treatment of gastric ulcers, these drugs sometimes cannot succeed. Since the 1950s, antidepressant drugs have been used for several non-psychiatric indications. Many antidepressant drugs have been shown experimentally to produce antiulcer activity in various ulcer models. Moclobemide is an antidepressant drug which inhibits monoamine oxidase-A (MAO) enzyme selectively. When it is compared to the classic antidepressants drugs, moclobemide is the first choice in depression treatment because of its effectiveness and less side effects. This study aimed to investigate the antiulcer effects of moclobemide and to determine its relationship with antioxidant mechanisms in rat gastric tissue.