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PubMed | Jinnah University for Women and Herbion Pakistan Pvt. Ltd
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences | Year: 2016

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a chronic metabolic disease regarded as insulin resistance and progressive failure of cells. Beta cells secretagogues are useful to reach satisfactory glycemic control. Glimepiride is a second-generation sulfonylurea excites pancreatic beta cells to discharge insulin. Glimepiride may be safer to use in patients with cardiovascular disease due to lack of destructive effects on ischemic preconditioning. It is effective in dropping fasting plasma glucose (FPG), postprandial glucose and glycated hemoglobin levels and is a useful and cost-effective option treatment for the management of T2D. Total 40 patients were selected from OPD setting at RSNPMTS Endocrinology center Ministry of Health Republic of Uzbekistan, and corresponding to criteria for inclusion / exclusion. 10 patients with T2D switched from receiving other forms of Glimepiride (Amaryl) on an identical dose of GlucoNovax in combination with biguanides (Metformin) denoted as group 1. At the same time the dose of biguanides (Metformin) was not altered for the period of the study. 10 patients with T2D switched from receiving other forms of Glimepiride (Amaryl) on an identical dose of GlucoNovax denoted as group 2.10 patients with T2D switched to the drug GlucoNovax from the drug Glibenclamide denoted as group 3. The control group received monotherapy with Amaryl it consist of 10 patients with T2D denoted as group 4. The severity of diabetic complaints in patients receiving the combination drug GlucoNovax with metformin significantly decreased by the end of the observation period and had an inclination to reduction in the 2nd and 3rd groups, along with the control group. 30 patients, receiving the drug Gluco Novax, 7 achieved blood glucose level parameters that corresponding to the high effectiveness of the drug (4 of them from 1st group (GlucoNovax+ Metformin), 1 in the 2nd group, 2 in the 3rd group). 6 patients achieved blood glucose levels parameters, meeting the criteria of moderate effectiveness of the drug (4 of them from 1st group, 1 patient in the 2nd and 1 patient in the 3rd groups). The given result may be, associated with initially high levels of compensation of carbohydrate metabolism, as well as a more effective influence on combination treatment with Metformin. The drug GlucoNovax appears to be an effective hypoglycemic agent in the treatment of T2D with good tolerability.


Sheikh Z.A.,Herbion Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. | Shakeel S.,Dow University of Health Sciences | Gul S.,Jinnah University for Women | Zahoor A.,Herbion Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. | And 4 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2015

Objective: To explore the quantitative estimation of biomarkers gallic acid and berberine in polyherbal formulation Entoban syrup. Methods: High performance thin layer chromatography was performed to evaluate the presence of gallic acid and berberine employing toluene: ethyl acetate: formic acid: methanol 12:9:4:0.5 (v/v/v/v) and ethanol: water: formic acid 90:9:1 (v/v/v), as a mobile phase respectively. Results: The Rf values (0.58) for gallic acid and (0.76) for berberine in both sample and reference standard were found comparable under UV light at 273 nm and 366 nm respectively. The high performance thin layer chromatography method developed for quantization was simple, accurate and specific. Conclusions: The present standardization provides specific and accurate tool to develop qualifications for identity, transparency and reproducibility of biomarkers in Entoban syrup. © 2015 Hainan Medical University.


PubMed | University of Karachi, Dow University of Health Sciences, Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Herbion Pakistan Pvt. Ltd
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences | Year: 2016

Enzyme inhibition is a significant part of research in pharmaceutical field in view of the fact that these studies have directed to the innovations of drugs having remarkable performance in diverse physiological conditions. The present study was aimed to assess urease and lipoxygenase inhibitory activity of weight reducing tablets. For evaluating the urease activity indophenol method was employed using Thiourea as the model urease inhibitor. The lipoxygenase inhibition was evaluated by measuring the hydroperoxides produced in lipoxygenation reaction using a purified lipoxygenase with lionoleic acid as substrate. When formulation of the weight reducing tablets was compared at various concentrations (50, 100 and 500g/ml). The antiurease activity and lipoxygenase inhibition activity increased in a dose dependent manner. The formulations under test have an excellent antiurease and lipoxygenase inhibition potential and prospective to be used in the cure of a variety of complications associated with the production of urease and lipoxygenase enzymes.


PubMed | Herbion Pakistan Pvt Ltd, Hamdard University and Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Type: Comparative Study | Journal: Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences | Year: 2015

A case control, multicenter, prospective randomized two arm parallel group clinical trials was conducted on 190 patients. The main objective of this study is to provide comparative efficacy results of both trialed medicines. The comparison was done in between herbal medicine D-Worm and Mebandazole allopathic drug for the treatment of helminthiasis. All the rules of GCP (Good Clinical Practices) were followed including clinical history, clinical presentation, examination findings and stool tests. Stool D/R and Parasite antigen tests were performed before and after treatment. The comparison of symptoms were also done including the improvement in abdominal pain, worms in stool, anal itching, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, and fatigue etc. The data on clinical proforma was gathered and subjected to statistical analysis. Parasite specific antigen test and stool D/R is considered as gold standard test for the diagnosis and confirmation of helminthes infection. Different parameter i.e. age, sex, and other clinical sign and symptoms were studied and compared between two treatment groups (Control and Test groups) at baseline and end of therapeutic application. Consent of patient was taken at first before the start of examination. Majority of the patients (90%) included in this study group get cured after herbal treatment. The statistical analysis used for the assessment of the effect of the treatment also showed significant improvement after treatment.


Shakeel S.,Dow University of Health Sciences | Gul S.,Dow University of Health Sciences | Zahoor A.,Dow University of Health Sciences | Khan S.S.,Herbion Pakistan Pvt. Ltd | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC | Year: 2015

The technological improvement in the structural elucidation of natural compounds has made it probable to generate appropriate strategies for the analysis and standardization of plant-based medicines. An appliance of highly oriented hyphenated techniques provides a definite tool for herbal investigations. Therefore, the present study was directed towards the standardization of biomarkers gallic acid and berberine in polyherbal formulation Entoban capsules to ensure the quality of the herbal drugs. A rapid, simple, accurate, and specific high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for the quantitative estimation of biomarkers berberine and gallic acid has been developed. HPTLC was performed to evaluate the presence of gallic acid and berberine applying toulene-ethyl acetate-formic acid-methanol (12:9:4:0.5 v/v) and ethanol-water-formic acid (90:9:1 v/v), as the mobile phase, respectively. The Rf values (0.58 for gallic acid and 0.76 for berberine) in both sample and reference standard were found comparable under ultraviolet (UV) light at 273 nm and 366 nm, respectively. The method developed resulted in good-quality peak shape and enabled high-quality resolution of biomarkers. The present standardization undertaken reveals compliance with the analytical procedure; therefore, it is concluded that Entoban capsule is a well-standardized product. Standardization falls under the specific guidelines of quality herbal medicine following the prerequisite for global harmonization.


Siddiqui F.,University of Karachi | Abidi L.,University of Karachi | Lubna,University of Karachi | Poh C.F.,Niger Delta University | And 4 more authors.
Records of Natural Products | Year: 2016

Opuntia dillenii (Nagphana) traditionally used against inflammation and also possess analgesic effect. Thus in the present study analgesic properties of O. dillenii cladode methanol extract, its fractions obtained via vacuum liquid chromatography along with isolated α-pyrones, opuntiol and its glucoside, opuntioside were analyzed. The acetic acid-induced writhes were reduced by O. dillenii test agents with opuntioside being most effective (IC50 26 ± 0.9 mg/kg) and equipotent to diclofenac and β-sitosterol. Consistently, it also elicited most potent effect (IC50: 28 ± 1.1 and 24 ± 1.2 mg/kg) during early and late phases of formalin-induced paw licking, producing effect similar to diclofenac and indomethacin. It was also most effective in hot plate test. Naloxone (opioid antagonist) reversed the analgesic effects of extract and fractions but failed to antagonize the opuntiol and opuntioside analgesic effects. In conclusion, edible O. dillenii extract, its fractions, opuntiol and opuntioside reduced peripheral and centrally mediated pain via opioid dependent and independent systems. Among them opuntioside emerged as most effective analgesic possibly due to the presence of glucose moiety at position 7 of its α-pyrone ring. This is the first report of opuntiol and opuntioside analgesic effect which may serve as lead compounds in designing of new analgesics. © 2016 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.

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