Pharmaceutical compound

Days of treatment

Tail DNA % ± SD

% of apoptotic cells ± SD

Untreated

3

7

15

23.7 ± 4.68

24.1 ± 2.73

23.2 ± 3.35

1.5 ± 0.1

1.4 ± 0.1

1.6 ± 0.3

Carbamazepine
(0.31 µg/L)

3

7

15

 65.5 ± 5.11*

 61.0 ± 4.62*

 32.9 ± 3.62*

  9.2 ± 0.9*

  8.9 ± 0.9*

  4.6 ± 0.4*

Diclofenac
(0.18 µg/L)

3

7

15

 44.9 ± 3.78*

 56.7 ± 5.06*

 32.9 ± 4.33*

2.8 ± 0.2

  8.7 ± 0.8*

  5.0 ± 0.4*


SD = Standard Deviation
Table 3: Percentage of DNA in the tail and of apoptotic cells in Danio rerio erythrocytes exposed to Carbamazepine and Diclofenac (* P= 0.05).