The present study was undertaken to find out the potential of gum from Almond gum to act as a binder and release retardant in tablet formulations. No significant work has been reported to use it as a tablet binder. The effect of almond gum and pvp on the release of diclofenac sodium was studied. The FT-IR spectroscopic studies of drug, gum and mixture indicated no chemical interaction. Seven formu...
Lornoxicam (chlortenoxicam) is a non steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. It is available in oral and parental dosage formulation. Lornoxicam is a Yellow or slightly yellow powder. It is slightly soluble in water, soluble in hydrochloric acid, slightly soluble in methanol. A simple spectrophotometric method was ...
Cordia dichotoma known as lasura, lisora, is a commonly known herb in Indian system of medicine to treat various disorders including diabetes mellitus without any scientific evidences. Therefore this study was designed to investigate in vivo hypoglycemic and antidiabetic potential of methanol extract of fruits of Cordia dichotoma in glucose loaded animals and alloxan induced diabetic animals. In b...
This study evaluated the in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic potential of methanolic extract of the rhizome of Costus speciosus (Zingiberaceae). The different antioxidants assays including total antioxidant activity, DPPH, nitric oxide (NO) scavenging, total phenolic content and flavonoid content were studied. Costus speciosus exhibited potent total antioxidant activity which was expressed as an eq...
Needle-free injection systems are novel ways to introduce various medicines into patients without piercing the skin with a conventional needle. Needle-free technology offers the very obvious benefit of reducing patient concern about the use of needle. Needle free injection gives very effective injections for a wide range of drugs and bioequivalent to syringe and needle, results in less pain, a...
DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF DIFFERENCE SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF FEBUXOSTAT IN TABLETS
A simple, rapid, sensitive and cost effective difference spectrophotometric method have been developed for the determination of Febuxostat in its tablet dosage form. The method is based on the induced spectral changes upon changing the pH of the medium that differ in their UV spectra. Difference spectrum, obtained by keeping Febuxostat in 0.1N NaOH in reference cell and same in 0.1N HCl in sampl...
ASSESSMENT OF ANALGESIC AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF PREMNA INTEGRIFOLIA LINN. (FAMILY: VERBENACEAE) LEAVES
Premna integrifolia Linn. (Family: Verbenaceae) is a medicinal plant which is traditionally used against a number of diseases including inflammatory condition. On the scientific basis of traditional uses, the ethanolic extract of leaves of Premna integrifolia Linn. was assessed for its possible analgesic and antimicrobial activity. The analgesic activity of the sample was studied using acetic acid...
Most of the traditional systems of medicine are effective but they lack of standardization. So there is need to develop standardization technique. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda has given preliminary guidelines for standardization the conventionally used formulations. Standardization of herbal formulations is essential in order to assess the quality of drugs, based on the concentration o...
ASSESSMENT OF CYTOTOXICITY AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITIES OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF KALANCHOE PINNATA LINN. (FAMILY: CRASSULACEAE) LEAVES AND STEMS
Objective: In the present work, the leaves and stems of Kalanchoe pinnata Linn. (Family: Crassulaceae) have been investigated for screening phytochemicals, cytotoxicity and antibacterial activities. Materials and methods: Brine shrimp lethality (BSL) bioassay was used as a pre-screening method for cytotoxic effect. Ethanolic extract of the plant was tested by using this method. The agar disc di...
Low solubility compounds show dissolution rate limited absorption and hence poor absorption, distribution and target organ delivery. Improvement of aqueous solubility in such a case is valuable goal to improve therapeutic efficacy. Complexation with CDs by different methods like physical mixing, melting, kneding, spray drying, freeze drying, co-evaporation has been reported to enhance the solubili...