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Publication Title : Influence of Camel Milk on the Antibacterial Activity of Ciprofloxacin
Author(s) : Abdulhamid Imam Tanko, Abdulgafar Olayiwola Jimoh, Muhammad Tukur Umar, Shuaibu Abdullahi Hudu
Abstract : Background: Despite the availability of more researched and formulated orthodox medicines, traditional medicines remain the main source of therapy for the majority of people worldwide with some patrons concurrently using both forms unaware of the unwanted effects that may occur. Camel milk is often used alone or in combination with other orthodox medications to treat diseases. The study aimed to investigate the influence of camel milk on the antibacterial activity of ciprofloxacin. Materials and methods: The in vitro antibacterial activity of camel milk escalating doses (30μL, 100μL and 300μL) alone and in combination with Ciprofloxacin escalating doses (2mcg, 5mcg, 15mcg) against some clinical bacterial isolates (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Serratia marcescens) was determined using the Agar-well diffusion method. Result: Camel milk escalating doses alone showed dose-dependent antibacterial effect against all the test bacteria. However, combinations of the camel milk escalating doses and ciprofloxacin escalating doses respectively produced an antagonistic effect against all the test organisms. Conclusion: Fresh camel milk possesses antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens and Staphylococcus aureus but is not recommended for combination with ciprofloxacin to treat infections caused by the above organisms.
DOI : 10.51658/ABMS.202121.8
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