KINETIC AND MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON OXIDATION OF DONEPEZIL HYDRO CHLORIDE BY CHLORAMINE – T IN BASIC MEDIUM
Donepezil hydrochloride is United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approved drug marketed under the trade name “Aricept” used for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer disease. The aim of the current investigation was Kinetic and mechanistic study of donepezil hydrochloride by sodium-N-chloro-p-tolunesulfonamide or chloramine-T (CAT) in NaOH medium was studied at 308 K. the re...
STUDY OF CLINICAL AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PATTERN, SEVERITY, CAUSALITY AND COST ANALYSIS IN HOSPITALISED PATIENTS WITH CUTANEOUS ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Objectives: To assess clinical and histopathological patterns, causative drugs, causality, severity and cost of treating cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs) among patients admitted in tertiary care teaching hospital. Methods: In a prospective hospital-based study over a period of one year (June 2015- June 2016), CADRs of patients admitted to the dermatology department were recorded. The data ...
A new spectrophotometric method is developed for the determination of artesunate (ARTS) in pharmaceutical preparation and bulk drug. The method involved heat-catalyzed derivatization of the drug with acetic anhydride and concentrated sulphuric acid producing a yellow coloured product peaking at 420.6 nm. The optimum conditions of the reaction and the analytical procedures of the assay were establi...
Background: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with over 90% of cases the occurring in developing countries. India attributes to about 15% of the cancer deaths in the world mostly in rural areas. This dangerous disease can be effectively prevented by creating awareness programs and the possibility of effective management with early screening. Methodology: A prospe...
Wounds may harbour diverse microorganisms, especially bacteria that are resistant to many conventional antibiotics. The aim of this study is therefore to evaluate the antibiotic activities of Aloe vera gel and honey against bacteria isolates from wounds. A cross sectional study of wound aspirates from a health care center was carried out to evaluate the antibacterial activities of Aloe vera and ho...
The efficiency of drug discovery and designing process can be increased by effective strategies given by computational methods. Drug designing is an intense, time consuming and an interdisciplinary venture. Traditionally, drugs were discovered by synthesizing compounds in a long-drawn-out and multi-step process. Recent studies have shown an increase in day by day demand of novel and more efficient...
DNA BINDING AND CYTOTOXICITY STUDIES OF TERNARY COPPER(II) COMPLEXES CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC BASES AND THIOUREA
This article describes the Cu(II) complexes including [Cu(phen)(L-val)TU)] 1 & [Cu(bpy)(L-val)TU)] 2 (phen = 1, 10-phenanthroline; bpy = 2,2’-bipyridyl, L-val = L-valine and TU = Thiourea). The complexes were synthesized by ligand substitution method and characterized by various physicochemical techniques. The intense UV band around 270 nm was due to n-π* transition. The binding behaviors o...
PRE AND POST FORMULATION COMPATIBILITY STUDY OF DIACEREIN BASED ON ATR-FTIR STUDY FOR THE DESIGN OF TRANSFERSOMAL CARRIERS
The purpose of the study was to determine the compatibility of Diacerein (DCN) with various pharmaceutical excipients used in the formulation of ultra-deformable vesicles by using the thermo-analytical technique, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy-Attenuated Total Reflectance (FTIR-ATR). Assessment of possible incompatibility between the drug and different excipients is an important parameter...
SYNERGISTIC EFFECT OF AZADIRACHTA INDICA AND CURCUMA LONGA WITH FLUCONAZOLE GEL AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS
In this study, the synergistic effect of an extract of Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa were investigated by the agar diffusion method. Different dilutions of the extract were prepared, and antifungal activity of the extracts of Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa against Candida albicans was measured alone and in combination with fluconazole gel. The zone of inhibition of Azadirachta indica...
ANTI-OSTEOPOROTIC ACTIVITY OF CUCURBITA PEPO AND LOW LEVEL LASER BEAM ON GLUCOCORTICOID INDUCED OSTEOPOROSIS IN RATS
Objective: The main aim of the present study is to investigate the activity of the anti-osteoporotic activity of Cucurbita pepo seed powder (CPSP) and low level laser beam (LLLT) on glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis in rat model. Materials and Methods: Animals were randomly divided into six groups containing six rats each (n=6). Group I normal control, Group II dexamethasone induced osteoporotic...