FORMULATION OF RANITIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE GASTRO RETENTIVE FLOATING TABLET BY USING DIFFERENT RATIO OF POLYMERS
The aim of the present investigation was to develop a novel gastro retentive dosage form of Ranitidine hydrochloride (RHCl) to achieve prolong gastric retention, increase drug bioavailability and to modulate the release of RHCl in the stomach, by using various ratios of HPMC E-15, a low-density grade polymer and it was cheaper and easily available along with Carbopol 934, as gel former. Sodium bic...
KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS TOWARD USE OF HERBS AS MEDICINE IN AL-WAZARAT HEALTH CENTER, PRINCE SULTAN MILITARY MEDICAL CITY, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
Introduction: Herbs are the second most commonly used form of complementary and alternative medicine by public. The uses of medicinal herbs continue to increase worldwide. However, clinicians generally have limited knowledge and confidence about using of herbs in medicine. Therefore, this research aimed to assess the level of knowledge and attitude of primary care physicians toward use of medicina...
DEVELOPING A TOOL FOR MEASURING KNOWLEDGE ABSORPTIVE CAPACITY AND ASSESSING ITS EFFECT ON INNOVATION PERFORMANCE OF IRANIAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
Now a day’s establishing and sustaining competitive advantage depends on the effective development of Knowledge Absorptive Capacity (KAC) and innovations. This study evaluated the role of prior technical experiences in developing firm’s absorptive capacity and the contribution of this type of capacity to the firm’s innovation performance. In this study we designed a questionnaire to assess f...
Naturally occurring non-starch polysaccharides are known for their therapeutic value. This paper describes isolation, characterization and evaluation of glucose lowering potential of one such plant polysaccharide isolated from the leaves of the plant Vitex negundo. It was isolated and characterized using various analytical techniques and biochemical tests which confirmed the presence of carbohydra...
EFFECT OF ASPARAGUS CURILLUS ON LEVELS OF MATRIX METALLO PROTEINASES IN GCF AND SALIVA OF PERIODONTAL PATIENTS
This study was planned to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of roots of Asparagus curillus in periodontal inflammation via assessing gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and salivary inflammatory markers namely MMP-8, -9, 13, TIMP-1 and IL-6. Samples of GCF and saliva were obtained from patients with chronic periodontitis (n = 98) and healthy controls (n = 27). Study population (n = 98) was divided...
Medicinal plants and natural products have many applications in the treatment of viral diseases, due to much lower side effects. Different types of hepatitis, especially hepatitis B, are of the viral diseases whose treatment using herbal medicines is currently of great interest due to the limited availability of effective chemical drugs and having numerous side effects. Due to the attention paid t...
BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON THE EFFECT OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACTS OF TRICHOSANTHES DIOICA AND CLITORIA TERNATEA IN STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETIC MALE WISTAR RATS
To investigate the effect of ethanolic extracts of leaf and fruit of Trichosanthe dioica (T. dioica) and leaf of Clitoria ternatea (C. ternatea) on the biochemical parameters in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic Wistar albino rats. Healthy male adult Albino rats of Wistar strain were randomly divided into eleven groups of six rats each were assigned into normal and diabetic groups (Group I to ...
DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SELF MICRO EMULSIFYING DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR ACECLOFENAC
Self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (SMEDDS) of Aceclofenac (ACE) was aimed at overcoming the problems of poor solubility. ACE is practically insoluble in water as a result it shows erratic oral absorption and affects the bioavailability. The formulation strategy included selection of oil phase based on saturated solubility studies and surfactant and co-surfactant screening on the basis of ...
Cajanus cajan L. (Pigeonpea) is an important pulse crop of India. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds of seed coat and cotyledon of C. cajan. The antioxidant properties of pet ether, chloroform, ethanol and aqueous extracts of the seed coat and cotyledon of C. cajan were examined by a ferric thiocynate (FTC) assay, DPPH radical scaven...
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the second most deadly infectious disease which causes for morbidity as well as mortality. This communicable infectious disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can produce silent, latent infection as well as progressive, active disease. Globally, 2 billion people are infected and roughly 2 million people die from tuberculosis each year. Despite for all the m...