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,...
FORMULATION, OPTIMIZATION AND EVALUATION STUDY FOR AN ALOE EMODIN SYNTHETIC DERIVATIVE 4,5–DIHYDROXY-9,10-DIOXO-9,10-DIHYDROANTHRACENE-2 CARBOXYLIC ACID IN GEL DOSAGE FORM
Dermatologists should be aware of cosmeceutical products and have access to accurate scientific theory with validated data-if any exists-to support cosmeceutical claims. The question remains whether it is possible to deliver adequate doses to the skin in-vivo and to produce clinical or histological effects. It is important to evaluate these new products with a critical and careful methodology, con...
AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC DISEASES IN POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN IN MUMBAI AND KARACHI
Introduction: Menopause, or the permanent cessation of menstruation, is one of the significant stages in the normal development in a woman’s life. During menopause, women undergo series of endocrinal and biological changes that are associated with increased prevalence of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, dyslipidemia, and obesity. Objective: Present...
The relentlessly beating heart has the greatest oxygen consumption of any organ in the body at rest, reflecting its huge metabolic turnover and energetic demands. The vast majority of its energy is produced and cycled in the form of ATP which stems mainly from oxidative phosphorylation occurring at the respiratory chain in the mitochondria. A part of energy production, the respiratory chain is als...