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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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Glibenclamide

Glibenclamide generic Glibenclamide is an oral hypoglycemic (glucose lowering) drug used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes in addition to diet and exercise. It belongs to the chemical group of sulfonylureas.

Gramicidin

Gramicidin generic Gramicidin is a mixture of three compounds gramicidins A, B, and C, which are obtained from the soil bacterial species Bacillus brevis. Gramicidin is active against gram-positive bacteria. It is used in the treatment of superficial eye, ear or skin infection of bacterial origin in combination with other antimicrobials, and sometimes a corticosteroid. It is too toxic to be used orally or via an injection.

Methyl salicylate

Methyl salicylate generic Methyl salicylate is used as a local painkiller to treat minor joint and muscle pain.

Dipotassium hydrogen citrate

Dipotassium hydrogen citrate generic Dipotassium hydrogen citrate is a urinary alkalanizer. It is used for the following conditions: Renal tubular acidosis (a condition where the blood is acidic due to a kidney problem) To prevent uric acid and cysteine stones in people predisposed to form the stones in the urinary tract To treat uterine tract infection, though evidence for the same has not been established.

Enbucrilate

Enbucrilate generic Enbucrilate or n-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate is used as a surgical tissue adhesive to seal wounds, lacerations of the skin and surgical incisions. It is a safe and painless alternative to sutures and staples. Butyl cyanoacrylate is a tissue glue that is applied as a liquid monomer solution to wet tissue; it polymerizes in seconds turning into a solid state when exposed to water-containing substances like human tissue. It thus terminates the bleeding It is slowly biodegradable and used in all kinds of surgery, including dental where it is used along with deep dermal sutures. In gastroenterology, it is used to treat bleeding from vascular structures, specifically gastric varices (dilated or enlarged submucosal veins in the stomach that can cause severe bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract). Enbucrilate is injected with a catheter needle inserted into the gastric varices through an endoscope. Butyly cyanocrylate has also been used to treat malformations or abnormal connections between the arteries and veins in the brain and the spine where the adhesive is applied into the abnormality through angiography.