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: 2184

Table of Content: 15 November, 2013; 7(42)

November 2013

Biochemical and hematological evaluation of Costus speciosus as a dietary supplement to Egyptian buffaloes

Sixty Egyptian buffalo heifers ageing about one year old, with an average weight of about 250 to 260 kg were allotted randomly according to their live body weight and age into three equal groups; Group I which received a basal ration; Group II which received a basal ration with fine ground Costus speciosus roots in a concentration of 2.5 kg/ton ration and Group III which received a basal ration with fine ground C....

Author(s): El-Far, A. H. and Abou-Ghanema, I. I.

November 2013

A simple method for adherence evaluation to highly active antiretroviral therapy by Brazilian patients from healthcare unit: Focus on a adequately therapeutic compliance

In general, the indirect measures used to evaluate adherence to medication treatment are self-reporting, daily record of the medication use, pharmacy dispensing records, and others. This study used the indirect method analyzing the dispensing records to evaluate adherence of 295 patients treated with antiretrovirals in Health Unit of Ribeirão Preto (SP), from January 2009 to December 2011. The level of adherence,...

Author(s): Marcelo Moraes Pinto, Dilson Braz da Silva Júnior, Daniele Jacomini, Bruno Lemos Batista and Julieta Ueta

November 2013

Physicochemical characterisation of Irvingia wombolu gum in tramadol encapsulated granules

The objectives of the work were to evaluate the binder properties of gum from Irvingia wombolu seed cotyledons and to compare with sodium carboxymethylcellulose (SCMC) in tramadol encapsulated granules. Tramadol granules was formulated by wet granulation using gum derived from the seed cotyledons of I. wombolu as binder at concentrations of 2.5, 5.0, 7.5, 10.0 and 15.0% w/w. The binder properties of the gum were...

Author(s): Onyishi V. Ikechukwu and Chime A. Salome

November 2013

Antioxidant effects of Ixora coccinea Linn. in a rat model of ovalbumin-induced asthma

Oxidative stress, specifically lipid peroxidation, contributes to the pathogenesis of asthma. A natural antioxidant could be a potential therapeutic intervention. Hydro-alcoholic extract of Ixora coccinea (ICE) exhibit the anti-asthmatic activity in an ovalbumin (OVA) induced asthmatic rat model. These facts led us to examine their antioxidant activities. The free radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging...

Author(s): Afiwa Missebukpo, Kossi Metowogo, Abdoulatif Diallo, Povi Lawson-Evi, Kwashi Eklu-Gadegbeku, Kodjo A. Aklikokou and Gbeassor Messanvi

November 2013

Effect of oral ingestion of an Arctium lappa extract on the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical sodium pertechnetate in rats

The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of the oral ingestion of an extract of the Arctium lappa (burdock) on the bio-distribution of the radio-pharmaceutical (radio-biocomplex) sodium pertechnetate (Na99mTcO4) in rats. Male Wistar rats (3 to 4 months of age, 329 ± 16 g) were treated with a burdock extract (1 ml, 20 mg/ml, n = 5) or 0.9% NaCl solution (control: n = 5) for 7 days. After this period...

Author(s): Rosane de Figueiredo Neves,, Silvana Ramos Farias Moreno,, Ana Lúcia Nascimento, Jorge José de Carvalho, Gláucio Diré Feliciano, Sebastião David Santos-Filho, Paulo Roberto do Couto Neves, Raíssa de Figueiredo Neves, Aldo da Cunha Medeiros and Mario Bernardo-Filho,