Wednesday April 8, 2020

Caripill: Bengaluru-based lab comes with tab to cure dengue

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By NewsGram Staff-writer

New Delhi: Amid dengue deaths that has captured the imagination of the nation, for all the wrong reasons, a Bengaluru-based laboratory claims to have achieved a breakthrough in creating a tablet for the disease which aims to increase platelet count.

Caripill Tablet is used for Dengue fever, Oxidative stress, Wound healing, Thrombocytopenia and other conditions. Caripill Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Caripill Tablet contains Carica Papaya as an active ingredient.

Caripill Tablet works by modifying the adsorption and penetration of the virion; lowering lipid peroxidation level; stimulating the rate of increase in platelet count.

Detailed information related to Caripill Tablet’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

photo credit: fellowplanet.blogspot.com
photo credit: fellowplanet.blogspot.com

A botanical pill with the name of ‘Caripill’ was launched by Micro Labs Ltd, which increases the platelet count in dengue fever patients. Scientific and regulatory authorities have approved the drug which is made from the extract of carica papaya leaf. The clinical trials showed no side-effects of the Caripill tablets.

Positive results were shown by the drug with an effective decrease in haemorrhage condition, claimed the lab. In addition, patients did not require the blood transfusion process which is almost mandatory for dengue patients as they require platelets from donor’s blood.

Caripill is considered, with scientific support, to increase the platelet count in dengue fever patients. Since the drug is considered to be effective in treating dengue fever, lab is sure that it can also be helpful in treating diseases like leukaemia where chemotherapy is required which leads to loss of platelets.

Caripill is now available at all major pharmacies across India costing Rs 25 per tablet with a dosage of one tab (1100 mg) three times a day, for five days.

Delhi has witnessed a sudden increase in dengue cases this year as compared to past five years which has claimed 11 lives so far. World Health Organisation stated that dengue fever, globally, is becoming a serious health problem.

  • Dr.V S SARMA

    I am NOT HAPPY.There is no relief.There is NO increament of
    platelets after using the medicine.Before the treatment ,my Platelets count was
    1 Lakh.Then after looking at the press release of Micro labs,I started using
    Caripill for 7 and half days ,2 caps per day and one on the eighth day on
    Doctor’s advice.After the treatment is over,I got tested my blood sample and it
    is only 1 Lakh.To verify the doubt,I got tested the blood sample and it is
    again 1L Lakh only.So now,shoild I ask the Druggists to ‘revisit’ their claim?
    or they will again thoroughly ‘test’ the medicine and come to the market??

    Dr.V S SARMA,

    Retired Scientist,

    Hyderabad
    Mobile : 09246534877

    • Hebziba Christopher

      What if it stabilised your platelet count for those 7 and half days. In other words, it might have compensated further loss.

      • Drake

        we all are talking about cures and symptoms, but is there anyone doing anything about the precautions?. People are ending up dead…there ain’t no point talking to the labs manufacturing em, cuz to be frank its their business..somewhere or the other we do have to reply on Ayurveda for the cure, and if we Indians cant do it than how can we reply on foreign countries??

        • Abhijit Parial

          It’s not a cure if it targets only platelet count. Does this remove the virus?? Papaya leaf juice +a lot of watrr helps. If you have not seen a doctor, go see one asap. You also need to address your diet if the intermittent fever has gone and your platelets have not receeded…

    • Hebziba Christopher

      I have no connection with Micro Lab Ltd. But would like to know more about the dengue remedy.

    • Vikas Kumar

      SIr , actually a point here , best i know in case of dengue (as couple of my friends are found positive in dengue ) once the platelets count reached below 1.5 Lakh . It continues to decrease untill some external remedy or death . How come in your case , it didn’t dipped below 1 Lakh and that surprisingly for 7 and half days ?
      In dengue it’s not possible without extra remedy !!
      either the capsules worked or you might took any other extra remedies . In any case please let me know how you maintained that 1 lakh for 7 and half days ? as in dengue that 1 lakh count reaches to below 35 thousand in just 12-14 hours untill/unless you take doctor assistance .

      • Sourav Singh

        Drug name caripill tab you should take thrice in day for five days, after taking the medicine it will rise the platlate count within 48 Hour. Keep try, freely available in main counter cost were RS 375 only by MICRO LABS it is tasted in dengu indused thrombocytopenia.

  • Indroneel Mollik

    Breakthrough ? LOL.
    Any informed person would know about treating dengue with papaya leaf juice.

  • vipin

    Best Homeopathic Remedy is EUPATORIUM PERF 200.

  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    well anyone who is well informed would know that the platelet count can be increased with the juice of papaya leaf.. but then if just a tablet is doing the work,, its good

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  • Dr.V S SARMA

    I am NOT HAPPY.There is no relief.There is NO increament of
    platelets after using the medicine.Before the treatment ,my Platelets count was
    1 Lakh.Then after looking at the press release of Micro labs,I started using
    Caripill for 7 and half days ,2 caps per day and one on the eighth day on
    Doctor’s advice.After the treatment is over,I got tested my blood sample and it
    is only 1 Lakh.To verify the doubt,I got tested the blood sample and it is
    again 1L Lakh only.So now,shoild I ask the Druggists to ‘revisit’ their claim?
    or they will again thoroughly ‘test’ the medicine and come to the market??

    Dr.V S SARMA,

    Retired Scientist,

    Hyderabad
    Mobile : 09246534877

    • Hebziba Christopher

      What if it stabilised your platelet count for those 7 and half days. In other words, it might have compensated further loss.

      • Drake

        we all are talking about cures and symptoms, but is there anyone doing anything about the precautions?. People are ending up dead…there ain’t no point talking to the labs manufacturing em, cuz to be frank its their business..somewhere or the other we do have to reply on Ayurveda for the cure, and if we Indians cant do it than how can we reply on foreign countries??

        • Abhijit Parial

          It’s not a cure if it targets only platelet count. Does this remove the virus?? Papaya leaf juice +a lot of watrr helps. If you have not seen a doctor, go see one asap. You also need to address your diet if the intermittent fever has gone and your platelets have not receeded…

    • Hebziba Christopher

      I have no connection with Micro Lab Ltd. But would like to know more about the dengue remedy.

    • Vikas Kumar

      SIr , actually a point here , best i know in case of dengue (as couple of my friends are found positive in dengue ) once the platelets count reached below 1.5 Lakh . It continues to decrease untill some external remedy or death . How come in your case , it didn’t dipped below 1 Lakh and that surprisingly for 7 and half days ?
      In dengue it’s not possible without extra remedy !!
      either the capsules worked or you might took any other extra remedies . In any case please let me know how you maintained that 1 lakh for 7 and half days ? as in dengue that 1 lakh count reaches to below 35 thousand in just 12-14 hours untill/unless you take doctor assistance .

      • Sourav Singh

        Drug name caripill tab you should take thrice in day for five days, after taking the medicine it will rise the platlate count within 48 Hour. Keep try, freely available in main counter cost were RS 375 only by MICRO LABS it is tasted in dengu indused thrombocytopenia.

  • Indroneel Mollik

    Breakthrough ? LOL.
    Any informed person would know about treating dengue with papaya leaf juice.

  • vipin

    Best Homeopathic Remedy is EUPATORIUM PERF 200.

  • Enakshi Roy Chowdhury

    well anyone who is well informed would know that the platelet count can be increased with the juice of papaya leaf.. but then if just a tablet is doing the work,, its good

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Skin Cream Used To Treat Warts, Skin Cancer May Help in Fighting Against Dengue, Zika Viruses

By boosting the immune system and not targeting a specific virus, this strategy has the potential to be a 'silver bullet' for a wide range of distinct mosquito-borne viral diseases

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A study shows that a clinically approved, widely used skin cream has the potential to be repurposed as a valuable protector against insect-borne diseases. Pixabay

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new study.

The cream, called imiquimod or Aldara, is commonly used to treat genital warts and some forms of skin cancer.

“This study shows that a clinically approved, widely used skin cream has the potential to be repurposed as a valuable protector against insect-borne diseases,” said study lead author Clive McKimmie, from the University of Leeds in UK.

For the findings, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers studied four types of virus transmitted by mosquitos and found that applying a cream within an hour of a mosquito bite dramatically reduced infection rates in their models.

They used two different models to understand the effect of the skin cream – human skin samples and mice. In both cases, applying the skin cream acted like a warning signal which caused a rapid activation of the skin’s immune response that fights any potential viral threats. This prevented the virus from spreading around the body and causing disease.

“What is especially encouraging about our results is that the cream was effective against a number of distinct viruses, without needing to be targeted to one particular virus,” McKimmie said. “If this strategy can be developed into a treatment option then we might be able to use it to tackle a wide range of new emerging diseases that we have not yet encountered,” McKimmie added.

There are hundreds of viruses spread by biting mosquitoes which can infect humans. These include the dengue virus, West Nile virus, Zika virus and chikungunya virus, which have all had large outbreaks in recent years. At present, there are no anti-viral medicines and few vaccines to help combat these infections.

According to the researchers, when a mosquito bites the skin, the body reacts in a very specific way to try and mitigate the physical trauma of the skin being punctured. The bite causes a wound healing repair mechanism to begin, however, the skin does not prepare itself to respond to viral attack. This means mosquito-borne viruses that enter the skin through a bite are able to replicate quickly with little anti-viral response in the skin and then spread throughout the body, the study said.

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A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new study. Pixabay

By applying skin cream after a bite, researchers found that they could pre-emptively activate the immune system’s inflammatory response before the virus becomes a problem. The cream encouraged a type of immune cell in the skin, called a macrophage, to suddenly spring into action to fight off the virus before it could spread around the body.

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“By boosting the immune system and not targeting a specific virus, this strategy has the potential to be a ‘silver bullet’ for a wide range of distinct mosquito-borne viral diseases,” said study co-author Steven Bryden. (IANS)