DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A SIMPLE UV SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF LEVOFLOXACIN BOTH IN BULK AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION
The present study was undertaken to develop and validate a simple, accurate, precise, reproducible and cost effective UV-Visible spectrophotometric method for the estimation of levofloxacin in bulk and pharmaceutical formulation. The solvent used throughout the experiment was 0.1N NaOH. Absorption maximum (λmax) of the drug was found to be 288 nm. The quantitative determination of the drug was ca...
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL OF EUGENIA COTINIFOLIA SSP. CODYENSIS (MUNRO EX WIGHT) ASHTON
The study was carried out to investigate the essential oil composition and antibacterial effects of Eugenia cotinifolia ssp. codyensis leaves. The fresh leaf essential oil was extracted hydrodistillation process using Clevanger apparatus. The compounds of the essential oil were analyzed using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) technique identified a total of 84 numbers of chemical consti...
MODULATORY ROLE OF WITHENIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT MIXED PELLETED FEED ON PESTICIDE INDUCED HEPATIC ANOMALIES’ IN FRESH WATER CATFISH CLARIAS BATRACHUS (LINN.)
The pharmacological activity of Withenia somnifera commonly called Ashwagandha, a herb having multi-medicinal properties, was investigated against carbofuran exposed hepatic anomalies in the air breathing fish Clarias batrachus. Fishes were exposed to 1 mg/L carbofuran for three weeks to induce the toxic effects. These fishes were then fed with Withenia somnifera root extract mixed pelleted fe...
Aim: Hypothyroidism is one of the commonest metabolic diseases which afflicts females more than males and is often associated with myopathy. Reports on relationship of muscle-markers with thyroid hormones in the (a) euthyroid population in general and (b) hypothyroid population in India are scarce. Materials and Methods: A randomized case-control study on the female population for which 60 hypothy...
Cancer is a common and widespread cause of human death in the world. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy facilitate in prolonging the patient’s life however in some cases cancer can be prevented. Cancers like breast, prostate, colon, renal cell carcinoma are caused by the overexpression of an enzyme termed Carbonic Anhydrase IX (CAIX). In 2015, 60,290 new cases of breast cancer alone a...
ANALYTICAL METHOD VALIDATION FOR DETERMINATION OF RELATED SUBSTANCES OF DEXMEDETOMIDINE (IMPURITY-1) IN DEXMEDETOMIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION
Dexmedetomidine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999 as a sedative for use in the intensive care unit, is a potent and highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist with significant sedative, analgesic and anxiolytic effects mostly used in the intensive care units. This article describes validation for determination of related substances of dexmedetomidine (impurity-1) in dexmed...
Seaweed consumption is becoming more popular in Asian population especially the red seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii (K. alvarezii). However, there are few reported studies on the safety of K. alvarezii for consumption in Malaysia. This study focuses on the in vivo evaluation of toxicity and heavy metals of K. alvarezii performed in albino rats. K. alvarezii were sent for heavy metal analysis while ...
FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF SOL TO GEL OCULAR DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM OF BRIMONIDINE FOR CONJUNCTIVITIS
The purpose of the present research work was to develop ophthalmic sol to gel controlled delivery system of brimonidine, for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis having improved patient compliance and better therapeutic efficacy. For that purpose various formulations were prepared and evaluated for their quality parameters i.e. rheological, trans-corneal permeation, ocular irritation studies,...
Zingiber cernuum belongs to family Zingiberaceae is a perennial herb, also called as Curved stem ginger. The rhizomes of Zingiber cernuum is steam distilled and the composition of essential oil was studied. The essential oil obtained was yellow in colour and the yield was about 0.007%. The chemical profile of the oil was obtained from their GC-MS analysis. The major components present in the oil a...
EXPLORING WOMEN’S AWARENESS ABOUT BREASTFEEDING AND HEALTH BENEFITS USING A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY IN DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH
This cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted among 200 randomly selected child bearing mothers aged 16 to 40 to evaluate their awareness regarding breastfeeding and its health benefits in urban and slum area of Dhaka city from July to December 2013. The study showed that about 46% of respondents completed higher secondary education or more and about 27% were illiterate. A significa...