Micronutrients play an important role in overall body growth. Zn, Mo, Se and Cr are considered as essential microminerals, a balance of which is ery important maintaining normal body metabolism.
Insufficiency of digestive enzymes due to various factors like psychosocial, excessive stomach acid, decrease production of bile leads to indigestion. This video highlights the mechanism of action of oral enzyme supplements- Alpha amylase and Papain in the treatment of indigestion.
Cefuroxime is a broad spectrum anti-bacterial agent that is effective against several gram positive and gram negative bacteria. This video describes the mechanism of action of cefuroxime in the treatment of bacterial infection.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrtional deficiency, leading to Iron deficieincy anemia (IDA). This video describes the mechanism of action of Ferrous bisglycinate belonging to the group Iron amino acid chelates in the treatment of IDA and how including Folic acid and Vit B12 further improves iron levels in the body.
Constipation is a common condition affecting people of almost all age groups. This video describes the laxative action of Liquid Paraffin, Milk of Magnesia and Sodium picosulphate and its role in the treatment of constipation.
Allergic Rhinitis is one of the most common atopic disorder resulting from exposure to allergens. Montelukast suggested in the treatment of allergic rhinitis is an orally active, highly selective cystenyl leukotriene type- 1 receptor antagonist and helps in reducing the symptoms.
Certain drugs such as Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors induce cough as a side affect. Noscapine as an antitussive has Bradykinin antagonistic properties and suppreses cough by blocking Bradykinin receptor activation pathways in the airways.
Respiratory Tract Infection are one of the most common underlying causes of cough with viral infection making upto 90% of these cases. Noscapine, a non opioid antitussive stimulates the lung lining by suppressing the Bradykinin induced cough response.
Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the inner lining of the stomach often as a result of H. pylori infection or due to long term use of NSAIDS. PPIs used in the treatment of peptic ulcer, works by blocking the gastric HK-ATPase. Omeprazole and Pentoprazole works efficiently in the treatment of short term peptic ulcer, bleeding and re-bleeding ulcers.
Muscle spasms are involuntary painful contraction and tightening of muscles. Combination thiocholchicoside and aceclofenac has been found useful in the treatment of muscle spasm.