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...
PRACTICE AND INTENTION TO USE LONG ACTING AND PERMANENT CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS AMONG MARRIED WOMEN IN ETHIOPIA: SYSTEMIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
Background: The use of long-acting and permanent contraceptive methods (LAPMs) has not kept step with that of short-acting methods such as oral pills and injectables in Africa. Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa with a high total fertility rate and high maternal and child mortality rates. Therefore, this study summarized the evidence of practice and intention to use...
COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOUNDS AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF CERTAIN UNDERUTILIZED WILD LEGUMES
The current study was performed to study the antibacterial effects of solvent (ethanol, methanol, chloroform, hexane, acetone, petroleum ether) and aqueous extracts of lima bean, horse gram, and jack bean. The phytochemical studies performed on the extracts revealed the presence of alkaloids, steroids, triterpenoids, flavonoids, tannins, phenols, glycosides, and saponins. The antibacterial activit...
THE ANALYSIS OF BIOCHEMICAL AND HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF IV DRUG ABUSE, ADDICTION AND HEPATITIS C IN AHVAZ CITY DURING 2012 – 2015
Contaminated injection equipment have a pivotal role in the spread of HCV infection. IV drug users are one of the populations with a high risk of HCV infection. Objectives: our goal was to evaluate the role of a hazardous action (intravenous injection with contaminated equipment) in threat of public health. In this study, we collected data on 37 psychiatric patients with a history of IV drug abuse...