Volume 1 - Issue 2

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HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF LEAVES OF PARKINSONIA ACULEATA LINN AGAINST PARACETAMOL INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN RATS
*Shah VN and Deval K
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Free radicals are generated during the metabolism of synthetic chemical substances per drugs by liver can cause hepatotoxicity. Supplementation with exogenous antioxidants, including alkaloid compounds from plant sources, may useful for protecting liver against free radical induced hepatotoxicity. P. aculeata has been reported to have potent anti oxidant activity. With this background the present study has been undertaken to explore the in vivo hepatoprotective action of P. aculeata leaves.In the present work leaf extracts of P. aculeata (Fabaceae) was selected to determine its in vitro and in vivo hepatoprotective activity, where hrpatotoxicity was induced by CCl4 (20 mM) for in vitro study and by oral administration of Paracetamol (2 gm per kg) for in vivo study. Extract was administered orally at a daily dose of 200 mg per kg and 300 mg per kg, for 7 days (in vivo). In vitro hepatoprotective activity was assessed by checking the viability of the cells by using Trypan blue dye and by measuring release of cytosolic enzymes in the medium and In vivo hepatoprotective activity was assessed by measuring serum biochemical parameters and endogenous anti oxidant enzymes. The levels of cytosolic enzymes, serum enzymes and endogenous antioxidant enzymes, used as a marker of oxidative damage to hepatocytes, was reversed to the same level as in Normal group in does dependent manner. No obvious signs of toxicity were observed 300 mg per kg treatment dose.
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ASSESSMENT OF COMMUNITY PHARMACIST'S KNOWLEDGE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CONSTIPATION IN ADULT
*Moorthi C, Rachel Paul and Thaha Hussain KP
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The present study was aimed to evaluate the knowledge of community pharmacists in the management of constipation in adult. The study included 103 community pharmacists, who met the inclusion criteria. The study result revealed (a) Constipation was more prevalent in older adult with the age group of 50 - 60 years; (b) Deficiencies in obtaining basis information such as medication history, medical history, food and fluid intake, pregnancy and lactation, associated symptoms and previous treatment attempts; (c) Lack of knowledge in red flag symptoms which require expert medical intervention; (d) Lack of knowledge in non-pharmacological treatment such as  increase fiber in diet, adequate fluid intake and exercise; (e) Lack of knowledge in counseling the patient about diet related modification, physical exercise and to seek medical expert in case of failure of OTC drug treatment. Regular refresher courses have to be conducted by pharmacy colleges to educate community pharmacists to upgrade the knowledge in the disease management.
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FORMULATION AND IN-VITRO EVALUATION OF ETODOLAC ENTRAPPED IN MICROSPONGE BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
*Swetha A, Gopal Rao M, Venkata Ramana K, Niyaz Basha B and Koti Reddy V
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spherical particles that consist of a myriad of inter connecting voids within non-collapsible structures with a large porous surface. Microsponges containing Ethyl cellulose and Eudragit RS 100 were prepared by Quasi-emulsion solvent diffusion method using Etodolac as a model drug. The effects of different drug to polymer ratios on physical characteristics of the microsponges were investigated. Thermal behavior, surface morphology, particle size and pore structure of the microsponges were examined. In-vitro drug release rate from the microsponges was also investigated. In-vitro dissolution study showed that the release rate of the dug has been modified. This study presents a new approach based on microsponges for colon specific drug delivery.
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FORMULATION AND INVITRO EVALUATION OF HYDROGEL MATRICES OF GLICLAZIDE MODIFIED RELEASE TABLETS
*Raja Rajeswari K, Abbulu K, Sudhakar M and Ravi Naik
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The work aimed at developing a modified release hydrogel formulation of poorly soluble drug, Gliclazide using a retardant hydrophilic polymer HPMC in two grades i.e., HPMC 15 cps and Methocel K4M.  All six formulations were developed and evaluated for the in-vitro drug release up to 16hrs and compared with that of the marketed formulation. GMF VI was found to have similar release pattern proving to show controlled release following zero order release by anomalous diffusion. The similarity and Dissimilarity factors were found to be 1.12 and 93.99 respectively.  Thus the formulation was found to be advantageous in reducing the dosing intervals and enhancing the patient compliance.
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A VALIDATED RP-HPLC METHOD FOR ESTIMATION OF VENLAFAXINE FROM TABLETS
*Chatanyaprasad MK, Vidyasagar G, Sambasiva Rao KRS and Ramanjeneyulu S
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An accurate, precise and simple rapid reversed phase high performance liquid chromatographic method has been developed and validated for estimation of venlafaxine in tablet dosage forms. The mobile phase consisted of buffer (pH 3.9; adjusted with ortho phosphoric acid) and acetonitrile at a ratio of 35:65 v/v and mobile phase pumped at a flow rate of 0.6 mL/min with PDA detection at 227nm. The linearity range was found to be 20-60 μg/mL. The method was successfully validated and it was concluded that the developed method was accurate, sensitive, precise, robust and useful for the routine quality control of venlafaxine in pharmaceutical dosage forms.
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SYNTHESIS AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF 1-SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES
*Prasanthy G, Venkata Ramana K, Koti Reddy V, Nirmala K and Ramesh Kumar N
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In the present study, a new series of 1-substituted imidazole derivatives were synthesized taking different anilines and sulfonamides as substitutions. The chemical structures were confirmed by means of IR, 1H-NMR and Mass spectral data. The compounds were screened for their anticancer and antimicrobial activities. N-(3-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)-4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzamide exhibited highest activity against cervical cancer. 4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-N-(4-(N-(5-methylisoxazol-4-yl) sulfamoyl) phenyl) benzamide showed good antifungal activity. 4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-N-(4-(N-thiazol-4-ylsulfamoyl) phenyl) benzamide showed good antibacterial activity.
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AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM): IT’S ECONOMIC UTILITY AND CHANCES FOR COMMERCIAL PLANNED PLANTATION IN NANDED DISTRICT
*Brototi Biswas and Kaplay RD
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Neem is the most versatile, multifarious tree with immense potential. However in the study area there is no utilization of Neem in medicinal, industrial or agricultural industry, although there is wild growth of Neem tree in the study area. The study finds out the multifarious uses of Neem along with the potential areas for commercial Neem plantation. Exact demarcation of land pertaining to possible sites of Neem commercial cultivation has been done keeping in view the already existence of wild growing Neem in those areas. The study also finds out the possible reasons for known development of Neem based industry in the study area, though this kind of industry is quite developed in India and at the same time money churning.
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SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF TELMISARTAN AND AMLODIPINE BESYLATE IN PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM BY RP - HPLC
*Paul Richards M, Bharat Kumar D, Mohammad Y, Karunakar Reddy and Siddhartha B
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The chromatographic analysis was performed on ODS symmetry C18 column (150 &times; 4.6 mm, 5 &micro; particle size) with mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile and phosphate buffer (pH 4.0) in the ratio of 60:40 v/v, at a flow rate of 1.2 mL/min and eluents monitored at 237 nm. The method was validated for linearity, accuracy, precision, robustness and application for assay as per International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines. The retention times of amlodipine besylate and telmisartan were 2.633 and 5.600 min, respectively. The calibration curves of peak area versus concentration, which was linear from 2.5-15 &micro;g/mL for amlodipine besylate and 20-120 &micro;g/mL for telmisartan, had regression coefficient (r2) greater than 0.999. The method had the requisite accuracy, precision, and robustness for simultaneous determination of amlodipine besylate and telmisartan in tablets. The proposed method is simple, economical, accurate and precise, and could be successfully employed in routine quality control for the simultaneous analysis of amlodipine besylate and telmisartan in tablets. <br /><br />
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EXPLORING SOLID LIPID NANOPARTICLES FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF STREPTOMYCIN
*Indu Pal Kaur and Manoj Kumar Verma
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Streptomycin, the foremost class of drugs called aminoglycosides to be discovered is the only antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis. Streptomycin cannot be given orally, but must be administered by regular intramuscular injections as it is reported to have unreliable absorption throughout the GIT. Further to this, its use in cerebral tuberculosis is minimal as it does not cross the blood brain barrier and drug induced irreversible ototoxicity (Type B toxicity) additionally limits its use. Furthermore, streptomycin is majorly excreted unchanged in urine, as a result of which it is accumulated in kidneys, leading to nephrotoxicity when given continuously for more than 2-3 months. Hence the treatment with streptomycin cannot exceed beyond this period. In the present work we propose the newer drug delivery concepts for effective delivery of streptomycin in a bioavailable form with minimal side effects. Further, a nasal route of administration is also proposed to accomplish its rapid delivery to the brain and diminish the side effects associated with its use considering a controlled slow release from the developed system. Enhancing bioavailability and minimizing serious side effects with suggestion of a noninvasive nasal route would help successfully alleviate systemic and cerebral tubercular infections.
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EFFECT OF BACOPA ON MEMORY DEFICIT PRODUCED BY CHRONIC ADMINISTRATION OF TOPIRAMATE IN RATS
*Deval K, Vaibhav S and Krishna KL
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Epilepsy is a most common disease mainly occurring in children and elderly patients. Cognitive disorders are common in patients, who are under the treatment of epilepsy. Topiramate is, one of the widely used anticonvulsants, is known to adversely affect cognitive function. In this context we have studied the memory deficit function of Topiramate on chronic administration in albino rats. Topiramate was administered for successive 14 days in rats. Bacoppa monniera extract powder (BM) 20% was co-administered along with topiramate from 8th day of treatment. Morris water maze was employed to evaluate learning and memory using parameter like Escape Latency Time (ELT), Time Spent in Target quadrant (TSTQ) and estimation of brain Acetyl cholinesterase level. Anticonvulsant activity of Topiramate was evaluated in presence of BM on PTZ induced convulsion and MES induced convulsion in rat model. Topiramate has significantly produced memory deficit in rats as it increases ELT, decreases TSTQ and increases AchE levels. When BM was given along with Topiramate from the 8th day of treatment, significantly reversed Topiramate induced impairment as it decreases ELT, increases TSTQ and decreases AChE levels. Even when BM co-administered with Topiramate, it did not interact with Topiramate and Topiramate retain its anticonvulsant activity. The results provide evidence for potential corrective effect of BM in cognitive deficit associated with TP.
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