Savita Shahani

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The present study was conducted among 719 patients enrolled by 109 doctors to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of the combination of losartan potassium and amlodipine besylate in Indian patients with mild to moderate hypertension. Out of them 11 patients were dropped out. Of these 708 patients 643 patients received once daily dosage of the combination(More)
In recent years, research into and public interest in probiotics and probiotic foods have risen. Lactobacilli and bifidobacterium are the most commonly used probiotics while yoghurt and kefir are popular foods containing probiotics. Probiotics have been used to manage diarrhoea. Many things cause diarrhoea, including bacterial, viral and protozoal(More)
Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has potent antiplatelet actions. Aspirin was initially used as an analgesic and antipyretic drug before its anti-inflammatory properties were discovered. Aspirin also has antithrombotic effects due to the inhibition of cyclo- oxygenase activity in platelets, which reduces the extent of thromboxane A2(More)
Nifedipine produced significant hyperglycemia but rise' in blood sugar was not dose dependent (Table I). Nifedipine also increased blood sugar in rats rendered hyperglycemic by alloxon (193 ± lO.7 and 224 ± 9.3 mg%, n = 6, p < 0.05). Nifedipine Sr. No. of Dose of No. animals nefedipine mglkg (150 mgfkg) was injected sc 2 days prior to sacrificing animals.(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant plasma cell disorder characterised by the neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells producing a monoclonal immunoglobulin. Anaemia, bone pain from lytic lesions, hypercalcaemia and renal failure are the most common presentations at diagnosis; however, the presence of infection at the time of diagnosis is(More)
Insulin is a key player in the control of hyperglycaemia for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and selected patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. There have been many advances in insulin drug delivery from its first administration as a crude pancreatic extract till today. The traditional and most predictable method for administration of insulin is by(More)
To study and document the efficacy and tolerability of rabeprazole and domperidone in the treatment of patients suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an open, prospective, non-comparative study was carried out among 50 adult patients of either sex attending gastroenterology OPD of a leading, tertiary-care teaching hospital in Mumbai with(More)
Fluticasone propionate is a novel, potent and topically active synthetic corticosteroid preparation with a much reduced potential, in relation to its anti-inflammatory potency, for unwanted systemic side effects. It is indicated for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis etc. The objective of the present study was to evaluate and compare the biorelease of(More)
Relative amount of histamine and SRS-A released during Schultz Dale reaction were indirectly estimated. Percent block produced by specific antagonists, mepyramine and FPL 55712, on antigen induced response in various tissues was compared with controls. The relative bioactivity of histamine and SRS-A released was 93% and 7%, respectively, in rat lungs: 37%(More)
The effect of Ranitidine, the H2-receptor antagonist, was investigated on cutaneous response to intradermal injection of histamine in healthy volunteers in a controlled, randomized, cross over study. The response was compared with that of the H1-receptor blocker; Dimethendine maleate used alone and in combination with the two antagonists. Reduction in the(More)
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