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M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)

Pallavi Singh

Pallavi has completed her masters in Pharmacy from Vels University, Chennai. She has worked as a Scientific Content Writer and also as a Scientific Analyst. Her hobbies include exploring new drugs and inventions in the Pharma and medical fields. She is a certified singer and dancer, who also enjoys traveling.

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Hydrotalcite

Hydrotalcite generic Hydrotalcite is an antacid used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease , heartburn , inflammation in the stomach (gastritis) or stomach ulcer.

Clove oil

Clove oil generic Clove oil has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in dentistry as an analgesic (for relief of dental pain), for its use in dental cements, as a fragrance in aromatherapy oils, in transdermal drug delivery systems and in food as a flavoring agent. Clove oil is obtained by distillation of the flowers, stems and leaves of the clove tree. Its primary and bioactive constituent eugenol (constituting 49 - 87%) is well-known for its therapeutic properties and is widely used in dentistry as an analgesic for toothache , joint pain, and as a antispasmodic. Clove oil has also been found to possess antimicrobial (works against several bacteria and fungal strains), antiviral, anticancer, antioxidant (a neuroprotective for the treatment of memory deficits caused by oxidative stress), anti inflammatory, insecticidal, antidiabetic and lipid lowering properties.

Disodium Edetate

Disodium Edetate generic Disodium edetate is prescribed In emergency situations to lower the levels of excess calcium in the blood To control irregular heartbeats or ventricular arrhythmias that occur due to accumulation of toxic levels of digitalis / digoxin , a drug given for heart conditions Disodium edetate is also known as disodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid). NOTE: Edetate disodium is approved by the FDA only for treating critically high blood calcium levels, which are rare in occurrence. It is seldom used nowadays because safer methods of reducing serum calcium are available.

Beclomethasone Dipropionate

Beclomethasone Dipropionate generic Beclomethasone is a corticosteroid and an anti-inflammatory drug. It is used for the treatment of several inflammatory conditions. It is used as inhalation for the prevention of bronchial asthma , nasal spray for rhinitis and prevention of recurrence of nasal polyps after surgical removal, orally for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis , and on the skin for inflammatory skin conditions. The inhalational form is not useful in patients with an acute attack of asthma. is prescribed for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.

Docosahexaenoic acid

Docosahexaenoic acid generic Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps the outcomes of people who have existing heart disease; it also helps lower triglycerides , blood pressure, blood clot risk, and arterial plaque formation and may also lower the risk of developing heart disease. American heart association recommends fish oil supplements in addition to fish in the diet for people who already have heart disease. DHA aids in the growth and development of the central nervous system and the visual functioning in infants. Hence, DHA is used as a supplement for infants as baby formula during the first year for better mental development. Breastfeeding infants can get the fatty acid though breastmilk. DHA helps with menstrual cramps when taken regularly, and also reduces symptoms and inflammation linked with rheumatoid arthritisIt could possible benefit Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression DHA is found in cold water fatty fish, like salmon , mackerel, herring, tuna , and sardines. Vegetarians can obtain DHA from seaweed. As a dietary supplement, it is found in fish oil supplements, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).