In recent years scientific and technological advancements have been made in the research and development of oral drug delivery system. The reasons that the oral route achieved such popularity may be in part attributed to its ease of administration. Over the years, patient convenience and patient compliance-oriented research in the field of drug delivery has resulted in bringing out potential innov...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF PREDNISOLONE ACETATE AND OFLOXACIN IN EYE-DROP
The present manuscript describes simple, sensitive, rapid, accurate, precise and economical spectrophotometric method for the simultaneous determination of prednisolone acetate and ofloxacin in combined eye drop dosage form. The method is based on the simultaneous equations method for analysis of both the drugs using methanol as solvent. Prednisolone acetate has absorbance maxima at 243 nm and ofl...
INFUSIBLE PLATELET MEMBRANES IMPROVE HEMOSTASIS IN THROMBOCYTOPENIC RABBITS: STUDIES WITH TWO DIFFERENT INJECTION DOSES
Due to the limited life span of platelets during regular storage in blood banks, we were interested to investigate the both potential hemostatic effect and dose-dependent response properties of non-viable platelet preparations with injection of two high and low doses in experimental animal model. Infusible platelet membrane (IPM) was prepared from outdated platelet concentrates. Platelet concentra...
The bioavailability of some orally administered botanical extracts is erratic and poor due to limited gastro-intestinal absorption. Bioavailability can be improved by using new delivery systems which can enhance the rate and the extent of solubilization into aqueous intestinal fluids and the capacity to cross biomembranes. Phospholipids based drug delivery system have been found promising for bett...
Background: Gouania longipetala Hemsl. (Rhamnaceae), has ethnomedicinal use in the treatment of wounds, gonorrhoea, abdominal pain, lumbago, ophthalmia, conjunctivitis, and rickets. However, no scientific investigation of these effects has been established. Our aim was to verify the antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the stem of Gouania longipetala. Methods: The antibact...
STUDIES ON THE DISINTEGRANT PROPERTIES OF SEED POWDER, HUSK POWDER AND MUCILAGE OF PLANTAGO OVATA BY FORMULATION OF ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLET
Tablet disintegration has received considerable attention as an essential step in obtaining fast drug release. Disintegrating tablets are intended to dissolve or disintegrate rapidly in the mouth for which various natural and synthetic disintegrants are included in the formulation. The present work emphasis on the study of disintegrant property of mucilage, Husk powder and seed powder of Isapghula...
CRINUM; AN ENDLESS SOURCE OF BIOACTIVE PRINCIPLES: A REVIEW. PART 1- CRINUM ALKALOIDS: LYCORINE-TYPE ALKALOIDS
Crinum is an important Amaryllidaceous plant thanks to the valuable biological and therapeutic activities of its chemical constituents, especially alkaloids. Many Crinum species have been commonly used in traditional medicines worldwide. Long ago, they have been subjected to extensive chemical, cytological and pharmacological investigations. Accordingly, this work comprehensively comprises both th...
HEPATOPROTECTIVE AND ANTIOXIDANT EFFECT OF BALANITES AEGYPTIACA (L.) DEL AGAINST CCL4 INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN RATS
The various parts of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del (Balanitaceae) is used in Ayurvedic and other folk medicine for the treatment of various ailments such as syphilis, jaundice, liver and spleen problem, epilepsy and yellow fever. This study was designed to evaluate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant effect of ethanol extract of aerial part of Balanites aegyptiaca on CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity i...
ESTIMATION OF FLAVONOID, PHENOL CONTENT AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF INDIAN SCREW TREE (HELICTERES ISORA L.)
Helicteres isora (L.), a South-Asian plant, is a rich source of medicinal and antioxidant compounds and has been widely used in traditional medicine. Antioxidants are important to neutralize damaging free radicals in the body, especially when the systemic defence mechanisms prove insufficient. The objective of this study was to determine the antioxidant potential of its fresh and dry plant parts i...
DETERMINATION OF PIOGLITAZONE HYDROCHLORIDE IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS BY UV SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD
UV spectrophotometric method was developed and validated for the analysis of pioglitazone in tablets. The analyses were performed in Phosphate buffer (pH 7.4). Beer’s law was valid in concentration range of 10-50 mcg/ml and UV detection was done at 238 nm. The developed method was validated respect to linearity, precision, accuracy, selectivity / sensitivity applied to the determination of Piogl...