Fast-dissolving drug-delivery systems were first developed in the late 1970s as an alternative to tablets, capsules, and syrups for pediatric and geriatric patients who experience difficulties swallowing traditional oral solid- dosage forms. Fast dissolving films have become a novel approach to oral drug delivery system as it provides convenience and ease of use over other dosage forms such as ora...
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Butterfly pea, is a medicinal plant belonging to the family Fabaceae. The plant is reported to be used in lithiasis, insect bites, skin diseases, asthma, burning sensation, ascites, inflammation, leucoderma, leprosy, hemicrania, amentia, and pulmonary tuberculosis. It is commonly called “Shankpushpi” in the Sanskrit language where it is reported to be a goo...
Aim: To evaluate sleep habits of undergraduate dental students in a private dental college and the relationship between sleep habits and their academic performance. Objective: Sleep patterns and sleep problems amongst dental students have been addressed and related to their academic performance. Materials and methods: A questionnaire on sleep habits, academic performance, and lifestyle were admini...
IDENTIFICATION OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS PRESENT IN EPIPREMNUM AUREUM (LINDEN AND ANDRE) G. S. BUNTING BY GC-MS
Introduction: Chromatographic purification methanolic extract of Epipremnum aureum (Linden and Andre) G. S. Bunting by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) was done to analyze the phytochemical constituents for further pharmacological uses. Methods: Ten grams of fresh leaves of plant sample was subjected to solvent extraction with methanol and analyzed by GC-MS on a GCMS-2010 Shimadzu inst...
Mouth dissolving tablet disintegrates within a minute without drinking water. The purpose of present work was to develop a patient-friendly tablet for antihypertensive treatment using Benazepril HCl was taste masked by complexing with indion 204 and formulate as mouth dissolving tablet (MDT). The formulated drug-resin complex was characterized by IR, DSC, etc. Overall nine mouth dissolving formula...
Ficus religiosa Linn. is a large evergreen tree found throughout India, wild as well as cultivated, it is widely branched tree with leathery, heart-shaped, long tipped leaves. It is a sacred plant in India. It is one of the most versatile plants having a wide variety of medicinal activities, therefore, used in the treatment of several types of diseases, e.g., diarrhea, diabetes, urinary disorders,...
A STUDY ON PRESCRIPTION PATTERN OF CEFTRIAXONE IN GENERAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF A SOUTH INDIAN TEACHING HOSPITAL
A prospective observational study was conducted to assess the prescribing pattern of ceftriaxone and to determine the indication for which ceftriaxone prescribed in a general medicine department of a south Indian teaching hospital. A total of 200 prescriptions were collected, collated, and analyzed from the general medicine department for 6 months. Out of 200 study population included in the study...
The marine world is largely unexplored that harbors most of the biodiversity. In recent years, marine natural products have yielded a considerable number of drug candidates. Marine microorganisms, whose genetic and biochemical diversity became a rich source of novel chemical entities for the discovery of more effective drugs. Marine microbes especially marine sponges are playing a unique contribut...
Aim: The study aims to analyze the antibacterial property of various endodontic sealers against Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecilis. Objective: Pulpal tissues are frequently infected by bacteria and are considered to be the commonest etiological agents of pulpal necrosis and periapical lesions, which needs endodontic treatment for its cure. Microorganisms play an important role in endod...
SCREENING OF ANTI-DIABETIC EFFECT OF POLYHERBAL AYURVEDIC FORMULATION – BILWADI CHURNA IN STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETIC RATS
Herbal drugs obtained from numerous plants/herbs were extensively utilized in the prevention or treatment of various human ailments since ancient era. Ayurveda, the Indian traditional system of medicine means “science of life and longevity.” The unbeaten heritage of this system is a treasure house of knowledge for both preventive and curative health care available to humankind. It has provided...