African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2142

Table of Content: 15 May, 2012; 6(18)

May 2012

Impact of prescribing and dispensing errors in patients on antiretroviral treatment in South Africa

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of prescription errors and their impact on patients receiving antiretroviral treatment from a community pharmacy. A review of prescriptions was performed. The study population included all prescriptions of uninsured patients served during the study period. Of these, 12 (6.2%) errors were made during dispensing; while 181 (93.8%) errors...

Author(s): Malangu N. and Nchabeleng S. D.    

May 2012

Preparation of triptolide ethosomes

Filming-rehydration and ultrasonic method were combined to prepare ethosomes as a carrier of triptolide. A laser dynamic scattering instrument was used to determine the particle size of ethosomes. The average particle size was calculated based on the measurements of five different batches of ethosomes. To determine the entrapment efficiency, free triptolide was isolated by ultracentrifugation. The concentration of...

Author(s): Jin-Guang Chen, Yu Jiang and Zhi-bo Yang    

May 2012

Study on spectrum-effect relationship between fingerprint of essential oil and of anti-tumor effect from Curcuma kwangsiensis

The objective of this study was to investigate the effective component group represented by fingerprint contributed to pharmacodynamics by grey relational analysis, and provide a reference for traditional Chinese medicine quality control and develop evaluation criteria of pharmacodynamics. The fingerprint of essential oil from Curcuma kwangsiensis was established by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...

Author(s): Jianhong Zeng, Lingyun Ren, Yue Xu, Ping Dai, Xu Chen, Juan Wang, Xiaohua Wang and Jianhong Wang    

May 2012

Ethnobotanical survey of some medicinal plants used in traditional health care in Abeokuta areas of Ogun State, Nigeria

An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in traditional health care delivery system in some selected towns of Ogun State, Nigeria was carried out to obtain useful information on their uses and potentials. Ethnobotanical data were collected by oral interview with the aid of a semi-structured questionnaire administered to 50 respondents made up of traditional medical practitioners (TMPs), herbalists and herb...

Author(s): Erinoso S. M. and Aworinde D. O.    

May 2012

The plerotic effect of Yunnan Baiyao on renal injury after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

The objective of this study was to explore the protective effect of Yunnan Baiyao, a traditional Chinese herbal remedy, on renal function after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).55 patients with renal pelvic stones were randomized to two groups: The control group (n = 25), where the patients were administered with Paishi Chongji (a traditional Chinese herbal granule for removing stones)...

Author(s): Haifeng Yu, Dapang Rao and Ping Duan    

May 2012

Hazardous effects of acrylamide on immature male and female rats

Acrylamide (ACR) is an industrial chemical which induces neurotoxic effects in experimental animals and humans. The present study was carried out to investigate the hematological, biochemical, neurological and histopathological effects of ACR on immature male and female rats. Animals were divided into 2 main groups; immature male group and immature female group and all rats were treated for 28 consecutive days. Each...

Author(s): Sayed M. Rawi, Mohamed-Assem. S. Marie, Sohair R. Fahmy and Salma A. El-Abied