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...
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...
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,...
Herbal drugs constitute a major part in all the traditional systems of medicine. From the literature review, it comes to know that Acacia arabica stem is used as a chewing stick and claimed to be useful for bleeding gums and pain related to it. In some communities use of leaves is also known. The components are taken from live parts as they are, without allowing them to dry for a long period, whic...
NOVEL WASHING STUDY OF STAINED WOOLEN FABRIC (HAVING STAINS OF BOOT POLISH AND HAIR COLOR DYE) WITH BUTANOL DRIVEN AMYLASE LOADED BSANPS AS BIO-ACTIVE NANO-WOOL SHAMPOO ADDITIVES
Amylase has been exploited in textile, leather, paper, and detergent industries for washing and desizing of fabrics. It was reported to immobilize on to various compatible matrices by adopting various methods to increase its thermal and storage stability. Its immobilization onto bovine serum albumin (BSA) was observed to be very significant to synthesis its non-toxic and low-cost BSA loaded nanopa...
Knowing the morphology of Copper nanoparticles was confirmed by Field Emission Scanning Electron microscopy (FE-SEM). Herein, we are reporting a novel biological approach for the formation of copper nanoparticles using leave. Copper sulfate was made to reduce with an aqueous solution of Cassia auriculata leave extracts. X-Ray diffraction (XRD) pattern reveals the formation of Copper nanoparticles,...