American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Effect of a Prophylactic Dose of Ibuprofen on Plasma Level of Interleukin 1, Interleukin 6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha in a 1500 m Running Practice

Gholamreza Sepehri, Mohammad Pourranjbar, Ghollam-Reza Moshtaghi-Kashanian, Ali Siahposht Khachaki and Ehsan Sepehri

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2011.50.54

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 50-54

Abstract

Problem statement: there are controversies about the effects of anti-inflammatory drugs on exercised induced changes on plasma cytokines in untrained male athletes, so the primary purpose of this study was to measure the influence of a prophylactic dose of ibuprofen use on plasma cytokines during a 1500 m running race. Approach: Subjects were 10 untrained male Medical University students who consumed 400 mg ibuprofen two hours before the 1500 m running practice and 10 controls that competed in the race but avoided ibuprofen and all other medications. Blood samples were collected before, 1h and 24 h following the 1500 m exercise bout to measure plasma concentrations of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β ), interleukin-6(IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α ). Results: There were not any significant differences between plasma concentration of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF- α during the study period. Also the data showed that there were not any significant differences between plasma level of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF- α in ibuprofen and control group during the study period. Conclusions/Recommendation: Our result showed that a prophylactic dose of ibuprofen did not affect acute inflammatory cytokines levels (IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF- α) in untrained healthy young males. So the etiology of the muscle soreness in athletes actively participating in sport races seems to be independent of inflammatory processes.

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© 2011 Gholamreza Sepehri, Mohammad Pourranjbar, Ghollam-Reza Moshtaghi-Kashanian, Ali Siahposht Khachaki and Ehsan Sepehri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.