• SANJAY NIPANIKAR Ari Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Office No. 107, 1st Floor, S. No. 1, World Trade Center, Tower one, Opp. EON SEZ, Kharadi, Pune 411014, Maharashtra, India
  • S. S. CHITLANGE Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pimpri, Pune 411018, Maharashtra, India




Ariflex liniment, Diclofenac gel, Anti-inflammatory activity, Carrageenan induced rat paw edema model


Objective: The present study was conducted to evaluate anti-inflammatory activity of Ariflex liniment (conceptualized and developed by Ari Healthcare Pvt. Ltd) in comparison with Diclofenac gel in carrageenan induced rat paw edema model.

Methods: Wistar rats of either sex weighing 150-180 g were taken and divided into 3 groups with 6 animals in each group i.e. Group 1 (Controlled Group), Group 2 (Diclofenac gel) and Group 3 (Ariflex liniment). The study drugs were topically applied 30 min prior to carrageenan injection. After 30 min 1% w/v of 0.05 ml carrageenan was injected subcutaneously in the paw. The paw was marked with ink at the level of lateral malleolus and immersed in mercury up to the lateral malleolus mark. The paw volume was measured plethysmographically, immediately after injection i.e. on 0 min, and then on 30 min,1h, 2h,3h, 4h and 5hr after injection.

Results: Diclofenac gel sodium treated group showed significant inhibition (p<0.01) of paw edema at 30 min, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5th hrs as compared to control group. Ariflex Liniment showed significant inhibition (p<0.05) of paw edema at 30 min, 1, 2, 3, and 4th hrs as compared to the control group. Group treated with Ariflex Liniment did not show any significant decrease in paw edema volume at 5th hrs when compared to the control group.

Conclusion: Ariflex Liniment possesses anti-inflammatory activity.


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How to Cite

NIPANIKAR, S., and S. S. CHITLANGE. “EVALUATION OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY (IN VIVO) ACTIVITY OF ARIFLEX LINIMENT IN COMPARISON WITH DICLOFENAC GEL IN CARRAGEENAN INDUCED RAT PAW EDEMA MODEL”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 13, no. 4, July 2021, pp. 67-70, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2021v13i4.42747.



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