Objective: To explore the effect of nimodipine on nociception and on opioid-induced antinociception in rats by using the tail-flick method. Method: Sixty albino rats were used for the study. The tail-flick method was used to induce nociception in rats. Analgesic effect of nimodipine was evaluated by using three graded doses (200 mcg/kg, 400 mcg/kg, and 800 mcg/kg). To study the effect of nimodipin...
STUDY OF EFFECT OF METFORMIN ON LIPID PROFILE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS IN A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL
Type 2 diabetes mellitus poses an important health care problem because of its associated two to threefold increased risk of cardiovascular disease and its high prevalence and incidence worldwide. Dyslipidemia is an independent risk factor for severe morbidity and mortality in terms of cardiovascular risk in type-2 DM patients. Studies have shown an association between metformin and lipid profile ...
The aim of the present study was to formulate an osmotically controlled drug delivery system (O-CDDS) of Metformin hydrochloride to reduce the frequency of multiple dosing in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus-II which is a lifelong disease. Metformin hydrochloride a BCS Class-III drug having a poor biological half-life of 6 h. O-CDDS of Metformin hydrochloride is a recent approach for the ze...
Objectives: In the present study, an effort was made to develop a novel pulsatile dosage form for the treatment of hypertension using Propranolol hydrochloride as a model drug. A time-delayed capsule was prepared by sealing the pellets inside the insoluble hard gelatin capsule body with an erodible hydrogel plug. Methods: The pellets were prepared by the Fluidized Bed Wurster (bottom spray) techni...
ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORY ACTIVITY OF DOREMA AMMONIACUM GUM EXTRACTS AND MOLECULAR DOCKING STUDIES
Ammoniacum gum is traditionally used as an expectorant, stimulant, antispasmodic, catarrh, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and enlargement of liver and spleen in Medicine. The Soxhlet extraction of the oleo gum resin of D. ammoniacum was carried out with organic solvents including hexane, dichloromethane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and methanol. The screening of the anti-alzheimer activity of the extr...
ISOLATION AND SCREENING OF CYANOBACTERIAL CULTURES FROM BILASPUR DISTRICT OF CHHATTISGARH: EXTRACTION AND PURIFICATION OF BIO-ACTIVE METABOLITES
Metabolites from natural sources (microbes, plants, animals) have helped to double the human life span during the 20th century, combated pain and suffering, and revolutionized the practice of medicine. Microbes have provided compounds that have cured or reduced the effect of human diseases for 70 years. Microbial products include antibiotics against bacteria and fungi, antitumor drugs, immunosuppr...
The objective of the present study was to formulate and evaluate microspheres of Glipizide using guar gum and HPMC K4M as polymers for colon-specific delivery for better treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The glipizide microspheres were prepared by ionotropic gelation method by the use of various cross-linking agents. The microspheres were then studied for physical appearance, particle size, surface mo...
The pH-sensitive microcapsules were prepared by interfacial polymerization, in which caffeine was used as a model drug and hyperbranched poly L-lysine (HBPL) and terephthaloyl chloride as wall-forming materials. The microcapsules were characterized by Malvern particle size analysis, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transforms infrared spectrophotometry (FTIR) and UV-vis spectrophotometer. Tri...
STABILITY INDICATING RP-HPLC METHOD FOR THE SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF EMITRICITABINE, TENOFOVIR, COBICISTAT AND ELVITEGRAVIR
A stability-indicating RP-HPLC method for the simultaneous determination of emtricitabine (EMT), tenofovir (TNF), cobicistat (COB) and elvitegravir (ELV) in solid dosage forms. The waters 2695, High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic system with column kromasil C18, 250 × 4.6 mm, 5 µ. The detector used is PDA detector at 288 nm. The mobile phase used in this method is pH-3.5 phosphate buffer and...
ANTICARIOGENIC ACTIVITY OF GALLS OF QUERCUS INFECTORIA OLIVIER AGAINST ORAL PATHOGENS CAUSING DENTAL CARIES
In this study, attempts were made to evaluate the anti-microbial activity of the galls of Quercus infectoria Olivier against oral bacteria causing dental caries. Various solvents systems were used to screen the potential of the extract on the clinically isolated organism and reference strains; Candida albicans MTCC 183, Streptococcus mutans MTCC 497, Lactobacillus acidophilus MTCC 10307 and Staphy...