Overweight and obesity rates have been increasing sharply over recent decades in all industrialized countries, as well as in many lower income countries. According to the WHO World health statistics report 2012, globally one in six adults is obese and nearly 2.8 million individuals die each year due to overweight or obesity 1. Obesity is a close marker of important aspects of individual life style...
DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLID DISPERSED FEXOFENADINE HYDROCHLORIDE BUCCAL FILM BY CENTRAL COMPOSITE DESIGN
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride (FHCl) is a second generation antihistaminic drug which is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and urticaria. It is a BCS class II drug and has high first pass metabolism leading to low oral bioavailability. Drug-inclusion complex with 2HPβCD was prepared by kneading method and characterized for solubility study, FTIR study and in vitro dissolution study. Nine di...
EFFECT OF FUROSEMIDE (LOOP DIURETIC) ON INGESTIVE BEHAVIOR, BODY WEIGHT AND CERTAIN HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN ADULT WISTAR RATS
The present experiment was aimed to examine the effect of furosemide (loop diuretic) on ingestive behavior & some hematological parameters. The adult Wistar rats (n=6/ group) were divided into control group (n =6; Group I) and experimental group (n =6; Group II). The experimental group received furosemide intraperitonially (40mg/kg BW) for a duration of 30 days. The control group of rats was...
Hunteria is a genus of plant in family Apocynaceae. It comprises of 12 species but more prevalent are Hunteria umbellata and Hunteria zeylanica. Taditionally H. umbellata have been used in the treatment of yaws and sexually transmitted infections, stomach ache, ulcers, diabetes mellitus and dysmenorrhoea. H. zeylanica is used to cure profile but its prolonged use, particularly, at high doses shoul...
FORMULATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DILTIAZEM HCL MATRIX TABLETS BY EMPLOYING ELECTROLYTES WITH GUM KONDAGOGU
The objective of the present investigation is to prepare and evaluate the sustained release matrix tablets of Diltiazem HCl using a natural polymer Gum kondagogu. Diltiazem HCl was formulated as sustained release matrix tablet formulations with natural polymer by employing pharmaceutically acceptable electrolytes. Electrolytes such as Sodium carbonate, Magnesium carbonate and Calcium carbonate wer...
To assess the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) induced by antitubercular drugs used in Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) from previously reported 8 articles from referred sources. Articles related to adverse drug reactions induced by first line anti- tuberculosis drugs in DOTS therapy published during 2002 to 2012 were searched. The incidence rate of each type of ADR from entire ADRs we...
IN VITRO ANTICANCER ACTIVITY OF BIOPHYTUM SENSITIVUM WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS AGAINST CERVICAL AND LIVER CANCER CELL LINES
In the present study, the various extracts viz aqueous, ethanol, chloroform and Petroleum ether of Biophytum sensitivum whole plant were evaluated for the anticancer activity against cancer cell lines. The cervical (Hela) and liver cancer (HepG2) cell lines were used to screen the in vitro anticancer challenging with the B.sensitivum extracts. Concentration ranges from 20 to 100 microgram of B.s c...
Herbal medicines have been broadly used in developed countries hence they are natural and comparatively safe. They contain plant materials as their pharmacologically active components. Infertility is one of the most extremely tragic all over the world. Despite recent advances in the treatment of male infertility, the problem has not been satisfactorily tackled. The male infertility is mainly due t...
Artemisia vulgaris leaves are known to have anectodatal evidence of antioxidant activity which can be of use as an anti – stress remedy. However, this claim is yet to be proven and no available data on its adaptogenic potential hence, this study aimed to determine the adaptogenic potential of Artemisia vulgaris leaf extract on male albino rats using acute restraint stress. Six male albino rats w...
FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF ARCHIMEDES BASED NOVEL FLOATING CAPSULE THROUGH FILM FORMATION AND RETENTION FOR DRUG DELIVERY OF LEVOFLOXACIN
The study objectives were to develop a unique expandable integrated floating film to be filled in capsule dosage form, which combines hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymers. The developed film was totally free from the concept of gas generating system or the low-density system, which floats merely due to Archimedes principle. A 32 full factorial design was used in the study with HPMC K100M (X1) and ...