SCREENING OF DIFFERENT ECO-TYPES OF MUNRONIA PINNATA (WALL) THEOB. FOR IMPORTANT PHYTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Munronia pinnata is a rare medicinal plant, naturally distributed in China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. The entire plant is extensively used for medicinal purposes, especially for curing skin diseases and treating fever, including malaria. Four major ecotypes were identified in Sri Lanka that consist of 3, 5, 7, and 9 leaflets from various regions. This study w...
Type II diabetes mellitus is a serious global health problem and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. According to International Diabetic Federation, by 2030 there is 1 adult in 10 will have diabetes. To achieve long term glycemic control, multiple drugs including parenteral therapy with insulin and oral drugs are needed. Hyperglycemia, diabetes associated complications and co ...
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND IN-VITRO ANTI-OXIDANT ACTIVITY OF HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT FROM TENDER COCONUT MESOCARP
Free radicals are responsible for the development of many diseases. Anti-oxidants play an important role in scavenging free radicals. Anti-oxidant activity of herbal extracts and isolated compounds are reported earlier. Pharmaceutical industries are carrying out research in the development of new potent antioxidants. Novel drug development from economically cheapest plant waste might be useful for...
PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF – CYCLODEXTRIN COMPLEXES OF TAMOXIFEN CITRATE AND PHASE SOLUBILITY STUDIES
The objective of the present investigation is to study the possibilities to improve the aqueous solubility and dissolution rate of Tamoxifen citrate (TC) – an oral anticancer drug, based on inclusion complexes with a– cyclodextrin (α –CD). The inclusion processes are discussed based on absorption, emission, FT-IR, 1H-NMR, SEM and phase solubility study. The α –CD study shows that the dru...
Last few decades, the remarkable advancement in the drug delivery system has been done; the oral route remains the importance and picks up the safest route of drug delivery. Regardless of striking advancements in the oral route medication, the current study focused on the formulation of a linagliptin buccal adhesive tablet. Formulated tablets are containing linagliptin as an active drug with a com...
IMPACT OF PHARMACISTS’ HEALTH EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY IN RURAL SETTINGS IN KANO, NIGERIA
The worsening trend of anemia in pregnancy continues to be a cause for concern in many developing countries. There is a need for synergy involving all health care professionals in order to reverse this alarming trend. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of pharmacists initiated health education intervention on anemia in pregnancy in the rural setting, in Kano, Nigeria. A total of...
Women on different contraceptive methods have been linked with the development of various changes in lipids profile. Therefore, the relationship between contraceptive use and lipids changes needs to be investigated. Method: This was a cross-sectional randomized study conducted on non-lactating, non-pregnant women who were on different methods of contraceptives for at least a period of 6 months and...
FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF FEBUXOSTAT FAST DISSOLVING TABLETS USING STERCULIA FOETIDA SEED STARCH AS EXCIPIENT BY LYOPHILIZATION TECHNIQUE
The present work is focused on the formulation of Febuxostat fast dissolving tablets by lyophilization technique using natural starch extracted from Sterculia foetida seeds. Starches were extracted using the alkali method, i.e., sodium hydroxide at 0.1%, 0.25%, and 0.5% concentrations and water from Sterculia foetida seed powder. These starches were evaluated for phytochemical and physicochemical ...
DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYTICAL METHOD AND VALIDATION OF NADOLOLIN PURE AND PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS USING UV-SPECTROPHOTOMETRY AND SPECTROFLUORIMETRY
The development of analytical methods is in need for the estimation of drugs in pure and different pharmaceutical formulations. A simple, sensitive, rapid, accurate, precise and economic spectrophotometric and spectro-fluorimetric method was developed and validated for Nadolol in pure and pharmaceutical formulations. The proposed method was validated according to the International Conference on Ha...
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THREE SAUDI MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT BACTERIA
The present work aims to examine the antimicrobial activity of three medicinal plant extracts grown in Saudi Arabia namely Pulicaria crispa, Achillea fragrantissima and Cleome Africana against 10 clinical isolates of multi-drug resistant bacteria (MDR) that belong to four species, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumonia. The antibacterial pot...