Preparation of Effervescent Granules from an Antidiarrhoeal Unani Powder and Defining its Physicochemical Characters

Ubaidul Hai, *Shariq Shamsi and Roohi Zaman

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine October - December 2015, Vol. 10 No. 4, Pages 35-48

Abstract

Diarrhoea is worldwide health problem for which a number of drugs are available in Unani and other traditional systems of medicine. However the low patient compliance is a major problem with traditional drugs requiring the optimization of various dosage forms. In the present study an age-old Unani compound powder was converted into effervescent granules to improve its palatability and the kinetics. Further, in order to determine the quality standards of the new dosage form the physicochemical studies were also carried out. The data generated in respect of its physicochemical attributes may be used for future reference.

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