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...
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles are one of the widely used as carriers for drugs classified for different categories like NSAIDs, cancer, etc. They are synthesized by using four major materials, which include a surfactant, solvent, a silica source, and acidic or basic catalyst. By step by step, the addition of all MSNs is formed. The main part in synthesis is played by room temperature and particl...
ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF A SELECTED MEDICINAL PLANT EXTRACTS MIXTURE USED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC SKIN WOUNDS IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE
The aim of the study was to determine the synergistic antimicrobial activity of a selected medicinal plant extract mixture composed of Calotropis gigantean (ElaWara, Family: Asclepiadaceae), Datura metel (Kalu Attana, Family: Solanaceae) and Ricinus communis (Erandu, Family: Euphorbiaceae) against selected gram positive and gram negative bacteria. In the study, antimicrobial activity was evaluated...
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz. widely used in traditional as well as folk medicinal systems are locally known as Panphuti. Traditionally, it is used for the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infection, burns, and diarrhea. In the present study, pharmacognostic studies of root, stem, and leaf of B. pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz. For standardization of plant material morphological and anatomical c...