The aim of current research work was to develop sustain release formulation of Theophylline. Modified plant derived Fenugreek gum (FG) polymer was synthesized and used as matrix forming agent. Matrix tablet formulations were prepare by wet granulation technique using modified fenugreek gum in different concentration. The prepared formulations were evaluated for physical properties such as tablet h...
STUDY OF ANTIULCER ACTIVITY OF ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS IN EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED GASTRIC ULCERS IN RATS
Background: Peptic ulcer is one of the common diseases affecting the mankind. Many studies reveal co-occurrence of both peptic ulcer and hypertension in humans. So, it might be beneficial to choose an optimal drug that will target both these conditions. The role of renin-angiotensin system in the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer is well known. AT receptor antagonists which prevent binding of AT-II to ...
Present investigation provides evidence for complex formation of Ibuprofen (Ib) with Go-Ghrita (GG). Ibuprofen binary mixture in (1:0.5), (1:1), (1:2), (1:3) w/w proportions were prepared by adding to molten Go-Ghrita kept over a water bath at 65-70oC with continuous stirring. Organoleptic and Physico-chemical properties of GG (procured from Magan Sangrahalaya, Wardha) were as per the specificat...
The present research work was conducted to formulate and evaluate Anthralin microemulsion gel using Karanj oil with an objective of improving solubility of the Anthralin. The pseudo ternary phase diagrams were developed for combinations of Karanj oil as the oil phase, Span-20 as surfactant and as Capryol 90 as cosurfactant using water titration method. Microemulsions obtained were analyzed for top...
Genistein is a soy phytoestrogen that mediates its functions by interacting with the endogenous estrogen receptor β. To investigate the effect of 10mg/kg body weight/ day genistein administration up to 90 days on the ovarian folliculogenesis and its correlation with serum gonadotropins and estrogen, adult Mus musculus were either administered with 1:4 DMSO : PBS (vehicle) or with 10mg genistein/k...
Antibiotic resistance continues to pose a significant problem in the management of bacterial infections despite advances in antimicrobial chemotherapy and supportive care. Therefore, it is necessary to search the other alternatives that can be effective in the treatment of these infections. The present work was aimed to evaluate the antibacterial and antibiotic-potentiation activities of lemon aga...
DOSE-DEPENDENT EFFECT OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ON THE CHOLINERGIC SYSTEM IN SCOPOLAMINE-INDUCED ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IN RATS
The present study was aimed to determine whether the methanol and aqueous extracts from the medicinal plant, Withania somnifera (root), could inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in scopolamine-induced Alzheimer’s rats. The rats were randomly divided into different groups of 5 each: normal control rats treated with saline; Scopolamine (2mg/Kg b.w. i.p.) – induced Alzheimer’s rats treated with...
INVESTIGATION OF IN-VIVO PENETRATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF NANOMETRIC TiO2 IN TROPICAL ALBINISTIC SKIN BY SEQUENTIAL ADHESIVE TAPE STRIPPING
The non-invasive adhesive tape stripping technique was used to evaluate dermato-pharmacokinetics of nanometric titanium dioxide in tropical albinistic skin. Ten sequential strippings were conducted on exposure sites on the forehead, inner and upper forearms of three oculocutaneous albinism individuals 26+/- 4 years old, 15 minutes post dosing of 6.75mg/cm2 of a 5% titanium dioxide cream specifical...
EFFECT OF GALANTAMINE WITH NEUROPHARMACOLOGICAL BENEFITS IN WISTAR RATS MODELS OF EPILEPSY AND BEHAVIOUR
Involvements of oxidative damage, deficiency of acetylcholine and cognitive impairment have been reported in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. It has been demonstrated that cholinesterase is degranulated at the site of a lesion it cause brain disorder leading to epilepsy. Cholinesterase inhibitor (Galantamine) inhibits the release of cholinesterase thus it benefits in epilepsy. So the aim of the st...
CLINICAL PHARMACIST INTERVENTIONS IN DRUG THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION IN A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
Introduction: Drug related problems occur commonly in patients who often receive polypharmacy with multiple co-morbid conditions. This constitutes a major health problem because of their negative consequences with increased morbidity and mortality. Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of clinical pharmacist interventions in drug therapy in hospitalized diabetes mellit...