Rational informed self-medication is an essential part of any health care system. This study was conducted to determine the drugs which dispensed without prescription and the nature and extent of self-medication purchases at community pharmacies in Karachi. The data were collected and recorded for different community pharmacies operating for 24 hours, or different timing schedule using a specially designed survey form.
The aim of this study was to formulate and evaluate the herbomineral cream ALG-06 which is used in the treatment of Leucoderma. In this formulation we had used mineral drugs (red oxide and purified Sulphur) along with specific combination of four common medicinal herbs (i.e. Azadiracta indica A Juss. Psoralea corylifolia L., Punica granatum L., Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) in the extract form.
Standardization of phytopharmaceuticals are much needed to authenticate by natural or others scientific means therefore, in this research we performed pharmacognostic studies of four herbs Trigonella foenum graecum L.(1), Azadirachta indica L.(2), Psoralea corylifolia L.(3), Punica granatum L.(4 ) and two minerals red ochre (5) and purified sulphur (6) for herbomineral formulation (ALG-O6) to cure vitiligo.
A study of the formulation of liposomal preparations of riboflavin (RF) with compositional variations in the content of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and their entrapment efficiency (26–42%) have been conducted. Light transmission characteristics of the liposomal preparations have been determined to evaluate their effect on the amount of light passing through the systemto initiate a photochemical reaction.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Casuarina equisetifolia bark extract (5% cream) in comparison with benzoyl peroxide as the standard drug for acne vulgaris. After exclusion, fifty patients were included in the study (n = 50) with age group distribution between 17-34 years of age. Patients were distributed into Group 1 (5% cream) and Group 2 (benzoyl peroxide), and were advised to apply the herbal cream twice a day topically. The clinical efficacy of the herbal cream and severity of acne vulgaris was assessed by Cook’s acne grading scale. Results revealed that there was no significant difference found in both test and standard control groups. Further, remarkable improvement was found in acne grading in the test group.