Shujaat Ali Khan

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Self-medication is a serious issue in most parts of the world. This study aims to evaluate self-medication among university students of Abbottabad, Pakistan. This cross-sectional survey study was carried out in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad during December 1 - December 31,2011. A sample of 275 students was selected for the study(More)
Metoprolol, a cardioselective β-blocker, is well absorbed in colon after oral administration with mean elimination half life of 3 h with bioavailability 50% due to extensive first pass effect, thus it was aimed to develop its modified release dosage form to reduce dosing frequency. Metoprolol tartrate loaded Eudragit FS microparticles were formulated using(More)
Purpose: To formulate prolonged-release floating microparticles that would minimise the irritant effect of weakly acidic drugs, such as nimesulide, on the stomach by avoiding direct contact with gastric mucosa. Methods: Sustained release floating microparticles of nimesulide was prepared by a coacervation (nonsolvent addition technique. Three different(More)
Drugs with good solubility exhibit good oral absorption, and subsequently good bioavailability. Thus, most exigent phase of drug development practice particularly for oral dosage forms is the enhancement of drug solubility. This review describes various traditional and novel methodologies proposed for the solubility enhancement of furosemide. For(More)
Schiff bases are the biologically privileged scaffolds in organic chemistry, commonly synthesized from the condensation reaction of carbonyl functional group with amines. Naturally occurring and synthetically prepared Schiff bases are active molecules with many pharmacological activities like antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-malarial,(More)
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a bioactive compound of propolis extract. The literature search elaborates that CAPE possesses antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic properties. The principal objective of this review article is to sum up and critically assess the existing data about therapeutic effects of CAPE in different(More)
In conclusion, the controlled-release microparticles of TmH can be developed via phase separation method. The development and optimization of controlled-release microparticles of tramadol hydrochloride (TmH) for the oral delivery and their in vitro and in vivo correlation was prime objective of the present study. Four formulations of controlled-released(More)
The objective of this study was to formulate stable and controlled release microparticles for simultaneous delivery and UV spectrophotometric detection in combined dosage of an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (nimesulide, NMS) and a spasmolytic agent (tizanidine, TZN) to maintain plasma concentration that may increase patients compliance,(More)
BACKGROUND Enterococci normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and are also a potential pathogen in causing nosocomial infections. The increase in antibiotic resistance and transfer of antibiotic resistance gene to Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) due to co-colonization has increased its importance in research. The aim of the study was to evaluate(More)