Syllabus for Analyst Grade 3 Drugs Control Department – Kerala PSC

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Introduction: Pharmacopoeia and monograph.
Quality control and test for purity: Sources of impurities in
Pharmaceutical substances. Limit tests: Definition, importance, general
procedure for limit test for chlorides, sulphates, iron, arsenic, heavy metals, lead
and modifications with suitable examples
Study of pharmaceutically important compounds: Method of
preparation, properties, assay (of compounds with asterisk ), identification test,
test for purity, official preparation, storage conditions and uses of inorganic
compounds listed in I.P belonging to the following categories.
a. Gastrointestinal agents and related compounds
(i)Acidifiers: Dilute hydrochloric acid, Ammonium chloride*
(ii) Antacids: Classification, Qualities of an ideal antacid, side effects,
advantages of combination therapy, acid neutralizing capacity, sodium
bicarbonate, Potassium citrate, Aluminium hydroxide gel, Magnesium
hydroxide, magnesium trisilicate, light and heavy magnesium carbonate, Calcium carbonate, Dimethicone, Magaldrate, Bismuth carbonate. (iii) Adsorbents and protectives: Light Kaolin, Activated charcoal, Bismuth subcarbonate, Titanium dioxide. (iv) Saline cathartics: Magnesium sulphate, Magnesium carbonate. b. Topical Agents (i) Protectives: Talc, Zinc Oxide, Calamine, Zinc Stearate, Silicon Polymers and Dimethicone. (ii) Astringents: Alum, Zinc Sulphate and Zinc chloride.
(iii) Anti-microbials: Hydrogen Peroxide, Potassium Permanganate, Chlorinated Lime, Boric Acid, Silver Nitrate, Povidone-Iodine, Selenium
Sulphide* and Zinc Undecenoate.
c. Dental products
( i ) Anti-caries Agents: Role of Fluorides as anti-caries agents, Sodium
( ii) Dentifrices: Calcium carbonate, dibasic calcium phosphate, Zinc
d. Major intra and extra cellular electrolytes:
(i.) Physiological role of Chloride, Phosphate, Bicarbonate, Sodium,
Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
(ii.) Electrolytes used for replacement therapy: Sodium chloride, Potassium
chloride, Calcium chloride, Calcium gluconate, Calcium lactate, Tribasic calcium phosphate. (iii )Physiological acid-base balance and its importance. (Iv )Electrolytes used in the acid-base therapy: Sodium acetate, Potassium acetate, Sodium citrate, Potassium citrate, Sodium lactate, Ammonium chloride. Electrolyte combination therapy, Compound sodium chloride solution, Sodium chloride injection and Oral rehydration salt. e. Gases: Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen* and Nitrous Oxide. f. Essential and Trace ions: Definition, Physiological role of Iron, Copper, Zinc, Chromium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Sulphur and Iodine. Ferrous fumarate, Ferrous gluconate, Ferrous sulphate, Iron and Ammonium citrate, Zinc
chloride and Potassium iodide. Official formulation: Iron dextran injection, Official
solutions of iodine.
g. Pharmaceutical Aids: Sodium bisulphite, Sodium metabisulphite, oxide,
Bentonite, Magnesium stearate, Aluminium sulphate, Sodium benzoate, Sodium
carboxy methyl cellulose, Sodium methylparaben, Sodium lauryl sulphate,
Purified water, Water for injection, sterile water for injection.
h. Miscellaneous:
(i.) Sclerosing agents: Hypertonic saline, Sodium tetra decyl sulphate.
(ii). Expectorants: Ammonium chloride, Potassium iodide.
(iii) Sedative: Potassium bromide.
( iv) Antidotes: Sodium nitrite, Sodium thiosulphate, Charcoal.
(v). Respiratory stimulant: Ammonium carbonate. (Assay of compounds
marked* only)
Theory of co-ordination compounds with special reference to
application in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical analysis: EDTA,
Dimercaprol, Penicillamine, 1, 10- phenanthroline
Test for purity for the following: a. Swelling property of bentonite. b. Acid
neutralizing capacity of aluminium hydroxide gel. c. Ammonium salts in potash
alum. d. Adsorption power in heavy kaolin. e. Presence of iodates in potassium
iodide. f. Ferric ion and reducing sugars in ferrous gluconate
Determination of specific rotation of a compound.
Determination of refractive index.
Determination of partition co-efficient.
Introduction: Importance of quality control, different techniques of analysis,
preliminaries and definitions, significant figures, concept of error, precision,
accuracy, mean and standard deviation, calibration of analytical equipments,
fundamentals of volumetric analysis, methods of expressing concentrations,
primary and secondary standards.
1 Neutralization titrations:
Acid-base concepts, relative strength of acids and bases, law of mass action,
common ion effect, ionic product of water, pH, Henderson– Hasselbach equation,
buffer solutions, theory of indicators, neutralization curves, choice of indicators,
mixed and universal indicators, titration of polyprotic system
Non-aqueous titrations: Theoretical basis, types of solvents, scope,
limitations, preparation and standardization of titrant solutions used in nonaqueous titrations of weak acid and weak bases.
Precipitation titrations : Principles of precipitation titrations, solubility
product, effect of acids, temperature and solvent on the solubility of precipitate.
Argentometric titrations- different methods, and mercurimetric titrations.
Complexometirc titrations: Complexation, chelation, Werner’s coordination number, stability of complexes, titration curves, importance of buffer,
types of complexometric titration, methods of end point detection. pM indicator,
masking and demasking agents.
Oxidation – reduction titrations: Concepts of oxidation–reduction,
standard oxidation potential, Nernst equation, theory of redox titrations, redox
indicators, titrations involving cerric ammonium sulphate, potassium
permanganate, titanous chloride, sodium–2,6– dichlorophenol–indophenol,
iodimetry, iodometry,
Gravimetric analysis: Basic concepts, precipitation techniques, organic
and inorganic precipitants, co-precipitation, post-precipitation. Various steps
involved in gravimetric analysis. Thermogravimetry. Pharmaceutical applications.
Determination of barium sulphate as barium sulfate, calcium as calcium
oxalates, Magnesium as magnesium pyrophosphate,silver as silver chloride.
Miscellaneous methods:
Diazotisation titrations
Kjeldhal method of nitrogen estimation
Oxygen Flask combustion method
Gasometry5.Karl Fischer method
Carbohydrates: Definition, classification, nomenclature, structure of
sucrose, maltose, lactose, properties of sucrose, glycosidic linkage, non reducing
nature; structure of starch, cellulose, cellulose derivatives and deoxy sugars. A
brief account on pharmaceutical importance of various carbohydrates.
Proteins and Amino acids Amino acids: Definition, classification, essential
amino acids, configuration, important methods of preparation of amino acids,
physical properties-Zwitter ionic nature, isoelectric point, chemical properties,
peptides, peptide synthesis and determination of structure of peptides [End
group analysis] Proteins: Definition, classification, denaturation, primary,
secondary and tertiary structure of proteins. pharmaceutical importance of
amino acids, polypeptides and proteins. Analysis of proteins: C-terminal & Nterminal analysis. Synthesis of simple peptides
Terpenoids: Introduction, classification, isoprene rules, chemistry and uses of
geroniol, alpha-terpineol, camphor, ionones.
Alkaloids Introduction, Chemical classification, general isolation, Structural
elucidation of alkaloids-General methods, chemistry Structural elucidation and
pharmacological activity of Atropine, morphine, &ephedrine Identification of
alkaloids by specific colour tests
Glycosides: Introduction, Chemistry of Cardiac glycosides including their
chemical structures with SAR, Chemistry of sapogenins. Test for cardiac
glycosides,flavanoides, and their glycosides.
Vitamins: Classification, structural elucidation, chemistry and pharmaceutical
uses of vitamin A, D, B1, B2, B6 and C.
Purines: Chemistry and structural elucidation of uric acid &caffeine. Interrelationship of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline
Fats &Oils: Introduction, Analytical constant of fats &oils, methods for their
determination & significance. Determination of chemical constituents of fats &
oils (Acid value, Saponification value, Iodine value , Acetyl value and peroxide
value of fixed oils)
Steroids: Introduction, Nomenclature of steroids, stereochemistry and
numbering the ring system. Chemistry of cholesterol, ergosterol, &bile acids.
Tests for steroids. Liberman- Burchard test, Salkowski reaction etc.
Estimation of drugs coming under alkaloids, antibiotics, vitamins & other
pharmaceutically significant products of natural origin.
Introduction : Definition and scope of Forensic pharmacy. Pharmaceutical
legislation in India. Historical developments. Pharmacist’s role in drug treatment
and drug usage. Pharmacist as a member of the Health Care Scheme.
Professional ethics in Pharmacy practice. Legal and ethical responsibilities of
A detailed study of the following Acts and their significance to the
profession of Pharmacy
(a) Pharmacy Act. (b) Drugs and Cosmetics Act. (c) Medicinal and Toilet
preparations (Excise Duties) Act and Rules. (d) Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances Act. (e) Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements)
A brief study of the following Acts and their significance in Pharmacy
(a) Drugs Prices Control Order. (b) A.I.C.T.E. Act. (c) Patents Act. (d) Trade and
Merchandise marks Act. (e) States Shops and Establishments Act. (f) Minimum
Wages Act. (g) Factories Act. (h) Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and Rules.
(i) Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. (j) Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
(k) The Poisons Act
Drug tragedies. Drug poisoning, drug accidents and drugs in suicides.
Committee reports on drug accidents. Trade names. Combination preparations,
banned drugs & combinations. Newly introduced and out dated drugs.
Important case decisions published in drug cases relating to various topics
covered in the subject.
1.Study of the biological sources, commercial varieties, chemical
constituents, substitutes, adulterants, uses, diagnostic, macroscopic and
microscopic features and specific chemical tests of the following groups of drugs
containing glycosides:
Saponins: Liquorice#, Ginseng, Dioscorea and Sarasparilla Cardioactive
sterols: Digitalis#, Squill, Strophanthus, Thevetia# Anthrquinone cathartics:
Aloes, Senna#, Rhubarb and Cascara. Others: Psorelea, Gentian, Saffron and
Studies of traditional drugs, common vernacular names, botanical
sources, morphology, and chemical nature of chief constituents, pharmacology,
categories and common uses and marketed formulations of indigenous drugs:
Amla, Kantakari, Satavari, Tylophora, Bhilwa, Arjuna, Asokha,Kalijiri, Rasna,
Punarnava, Apmarg, Gokhru, Shankapushpi, Brahmi, Methi, Lahsun, Palash,
Guggal, Gymnema, Shilajit ,Chitrak, Sida and Neem.
Introduction to alternative systems of medicine The Holistic concept of
drug administration in traditional system of medicine. Introduction to Ayurvedic
preparations like Asavas, Gutikas, Tailas, Choornas, Lehyas and Bhasmas.
Systematic study of source, commercial varieties, chemical constituents,
adulterants, uses, diagnostic macroscopic and microscopic features and specific
chemical tests of following alkaloid containing drugs:
Tropane: Belladonna#, Hyoscyamus, Datura#, Coca and Withania. Quinoline &
Isoquinoline: Cinchona#, Ipecac#, Opium. Indole: Ergot, Rauwolfia#,
Catharanthus# and Physostigma. Imidazole: Pilocarpine. Steroidal: Veratrum and
Kurchi. Alkaloidal amines: Ephedra# and Colchicum. Glycoalkaloid: Solanum Purines: Coffee and Tea* (Cultivation, collection of drugs marked * only)
(Detailed microscopical studies of drugs marked # only
General techniques of biosynthetic studies and basic metabolic pathways.
Brief introduction to biogenesis of secondary metabolites of pharmaceutical
importance.Shikimic acid pathway, Acetate mevalonate Pathway, Isoprenoid
Introduction, classification and study of different chromatographic methods
and their application in evaluation of herbal drugs.
Preparation of the extracts and various extraction techniques including
supper critical fluid extraction.
Marine pharmacognosy, novel medicinal agents from marine sources.
Plant allergens and allergenic substances. Classification and preparation of
allergenic extracts.
Biological sources, preparation, identification tests and uses of the
following enzymes: Diastase, Papain, Bromalein, Maltase
Protein containing drugs: Gelatin, Collagen, spirulina
Introduction to herbal drug technology. Development and evaluation of
herbal formulations
Adulteration and evaluation of crude drugs. Standards for herbal
formulations. WHO guidelines in evaluation of drugs
Herbaceous health foods.
Herbal cosmetics – including classifications with examples, standards and
biological sources, chemical constituents and uses of at least 10 drugs used in
herbal cosmetics 16. Patenting of Herbal Drugs
17.Estimation of phytopharmaceuticals : Atropine, Quinine, Curcumine,
Aloin, Caffeine
Physicochemical evaluation of crude drugs and formulations including
ash values, extractive values, refractive index
A. 1. General Pharmacology a) Dose response relationship-graded and
quantitative relationship, LD50, ED50, therapeutic index, therapeutic window,
margin of safety Combined effect of drugs-Additive effect, synergism, drug
receptor antagonism. Factors modifying drug action
b) Drug dose & dosage: Fixed dose combination-Advantages & disadvantages.
Banned drugs
c) Rational use of medications, rational prescribing irrationalities in prescription P
drug concept and P treatment, essential drugs, spurious drugs, expiry dates of
d). Pharmacogenetic variation in drug action
e) Principles of Toxicology
Definition of poison, general principles of treatment of poisoning.
Definition for acute, sub-acute and chronic toxicity, genotoxicity,
Carcinogenicity, teratogenicity and mutagenicity studies. Acute, subacute and
chronic toxicity and genotoxicity studies, various organ toxicities
Drug interactions .Definition, epidemiology, classification & pharmacological
mechanisms of drug interactions with suitable examples and management
4.Adverse effects of drugs
Adverse drug reactions: Definition and classification, epidemiology, predisposing
factors, mechanism of adverse drug reactions, Drug allergy-Mechanism, types
and treatment Drug dependence: Tolerance, habituation, addiction, treatment
5.. Pharmacology of drugs in special groupsPregnancy, lactation pediatrics and elderly
Definition of rhythm and cycles, Biological clock and their significance leading to
B) Pharmacology of following classes of drugs
Emphasize on classification, molecular mechanism of action, pharmacological
actions, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, contraindications, drug interaction,
clinical uses, preparation and dosages
Drugs acting on autonomic nervous system
a. Cholinergic system –receptors of acetylcholine, cholinergic drugs,
anticholineesterases, anticholinergic drugs, ganglionic stimulants and blockers,
neuromuscular blocking drugs,drugs in myasthenia gravis
b. Adrenergic system –Adrenergic receptors, adrenergic drugs , antiadrenergic
drugs c. Ocular pharmacology: Mydriatics, miotics and drugs used in glaucoma
Autocoids and their antagonists.
Histamin, antihistamins, 5HT, 5HT blockers. Renin -Angiotensin system and drugs
modifying it. Kinins, enkephalins, prostaglandins and other polypeptides
Cardiovascular drugs
a. Cardiac glycosides, management of digitalis toxicity, drugs for heart failure,
Pharmacotherapy of heart failure.
b. Antiarrhythmic drugs and pharmacotherapy of cardiac arrhythmias.
c. Vasodilators and antianginal drugs and pharmacotherapy of angina pectoris.
d. Hypolipidemic drugs and plasma expanders
e. Anti-hypertensive drugs and pharmacotherapy of hypertension
Drugs acting on respiratory tract: mucolytic agents, Antitussives,
Expectorants, Drugs for bronchial asthma, Pharmacotherapy of bronchial
Drugs acting on endocrine system:
Anterior pituitaty hormones, Thyroid hormones & antithyroid drugs, Parathyroid
hormones. Insulin & oral antidiabetic agents, Pharmacotherapy of diabetes
mellitus.Adrenal cortical steroids,Gonadotropins, Oestrogens&Progesterones.
Antifertility agents &ovulation inducing agents. Androgens, antiandrogens &
anabolic steroids
EliminationBiotransformation – phase I and phase II reactions Excretion –Mechanism of renal
clearance, Concept of clearance, Clearance ratio, Determination of renal
clearance, Dosage adjustment in patient with renal failure, Extraction ratio,
Hepatic clearance, Biliary excretion, Entero Hepatic Circulation. Factors affecting
2.Compartment models- Definition, One compartment model- IV Bolus, IV
Infusion, ExtraVascular administration. Determination of pharmacokinetic
parameters from plasma and urine data. Two compartment model- IV Bolusdetermination of pharmacokinetic parameters
3.Non-linear pharmacokinetics- One compartment model IV Bolus administration,
MichaelisMenten equation. 4.Measurement of Bioavailability- Cmax, t max, AUC.
Design of single dose Bioequivalent study, dissolution and disintegration
A).Measurements in pharmacology: Bioassay:- Principles,indications types
and requirements of bioassay Bioassay of insulin, digitalis, adrenaline, acetyl
choline, histamine, oxytocin, d-tubocurarine, Antihaemophillic fraction, Heparin
Sodium,Diphtheria anti toxin, Anti rabies vaccine. Radioimmunoassay: principles
and application
B. Drug discovery and new drug development: a) Approaches to drug
discovery, preclinical studies, clinical trials, design, phases and conduct of
clinical trial, ethical issues,informed consent, role of placebo, different
terminologies related to clinical trial b) Bioinformatics- definition, aim and
applications in drug development
C) Pharmacology of the following groups of drugs -with emphasis on
Classification, Mechanism of action, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics,
Adverse effects, Drug interactions, Contra indications,Clinical uses& Preparations
and dosages. And pharmacotherapy of the following mentioned diseases.
1) Drugs acting on central nervous system
a. General anaesthetics, sedatives & hypnotics, management of barbiturate
poisoning b. Alcohols, management of methanol poisoning c. Analgesicsantipyretics, narcotic analgesics, Non- steroidal anti- inflammatory agents,
antigout remedies, drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.d. Management of Paracetamol
poisoning, morphine poisoning, salicylate poisoning. e .Pharmacotherapy of gout
and hyper-uricemia , rheumatoid arthritis f.Antiepilepics and pharmacotherapy
of epilepsy g. Drugs used in Parkinsonism & Pharmacotherapy of Parkinsonism.h.
CNS stimulants i. Psychopharmacological agents- antipsychotics,
antidepressants, anti-anxiety agents, pharmacotherapy of psychosis and
depression. j Drugs in Alzheimers disease
2) Local anaesthetics
3) Drugs acting on uterus- Oxytocics, uterine relaxants
4) Drugs affecting renal function Diuretics & antidiuretics
5) Drugs acting on the blood and blood forming organs
a. Dugs effective in different types of anaemia – Iron defiency anaemia, aplastic
anaemia, megaloblastic anaemia. Pharmacotherapy of anaemias b. Drugs
effecting coagulation of blood -coagulants, anticoagulants, thrombolytic agents,
drugs affecting platelet function,Bloodproducts and plasma volume expanders
c. Drugs used in shock, Pharmacotherapy of shock
6) Pharmacology of vitamins. Source, absorption, fate, action, therapeutic uses
and adverse effects
7) Heavy metals and heavy metal antagonists
8) Enzyme in therapy Hyaluronidase, L-asparaginase, seratiopeptidase
9) Therapeutic gases:Oxygen, Helium, CO2, water vapour
10) Drugs acting on gastro-intestinal tractAppetizers,`digestants,carminatives,appetite suppressants ,
Emetics,antiemetics,antidiarrhoeals, Cathartics, Antacids &Drugs used in the
treatment of peptic ulcer. Pharmacotheraapy of constipation, diarrhea, vomiting,
peptic ulcer disease.
11) Drugs acting on Skin: Drugs used in skin disorders, sclerosis, melanizing and
demelanizing agents
D) Antimicrobial drugs & Chemotherapy
i. History of Chemotherapy. Bacterial resistance, combined use of antimicrobials,
prophylactic use of antimicrobials. Classification based on mechanism of action
of antimicrobial agents
ii. Classification including recent drugs, Mechanism of action, Spectrum of
activity, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Adverse effects , Drug
interactions, Contra indications, Clinical uses& Preparations and dosages of the
following :- Sulphonamides, quinolones, pencillins, cephalosporins,
Monobactams, tetracyclines, Chloramphenicol, polypeptide antibiotics, macrolide
antibiotics, Aminoglycoside antibiotics, Monobactams, Lincosamides,
Oxazolidinones, Urinary antiseptics., Antiseptics and disinfectants
iii. Pharmacotherapy of Urinary tract infection, Upper respiratory tract infection,
Enteric infection.
iv. Antifungal agents
v. Antiviral agent-Drugs in different viral infections,non selective antiviral drugs
vi. Anti HIV agents and therapy of AIDS
vii. Antitubercular agents and Pharmacotherapy of tuberculosis
viii. Anti protozoal agents
ix. Anthelmintics
x Chemotherapy of neoplastic disease: Cell cycle kinetics, Genesis of cancer
cells, Characteristics of cancer cells, Antineoplastic agents.
E) Immunoparmacology.
i. Immunity & hypersensitivity. Chemical mediators of immune response and
drugs that block their actions
ii. Immunosuppressant and immunostimulant drugs.
iii. Vaccine therapy-Different types & mechanism of action Indications, dosage
schedule & adverse effects of typhoid vaccine, BCG vaccine, Oral polio vaccine,
Rabies vaccine, Hepatitis vaccine, Tetanus toxoid
iv. Immunoglobulins in therapy- Indications, dosage schedule & adverse effects
of Human Immunoglobulins, tetanus Immunoglobulins, rabies Immunoglobulins.
Proteins and polypeptides as therapeutic agents 3. Stem cell therapy-General
terminologies, stem cells, cell potency types, types of stem cells, potential uses
of stem cells.
Clinical Pharmacy
Drug & Poison information services Introduction, sources of information,
design of literature searches, critical evaluation of drug information and
literature. Preparation of written and verbal reports.
Clinical pharmacokinetics & individualization of drug therapy:
a. Drug use in special population:- infants ,elderly , pregnancy & lactationtherapeutic consideration b. Dosage adjustments in renal failure, hepatic failure.
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. TDM indications for measuring drugs in blood,
choice of drugs to be monitored. Timings of measurements, measuring
techniques. Clinical applications – Estimation of serum concentration of Digoxin,
Theophylline, Gentamycin, Lithium, Phenytoin, Cyclosporin & Amiodarone
Adverse drug reactions: Detection, monitoring & reporting of ADRs.
Definition and implications of Evidence based medicine, Practice based
research & laboratory based research
Preparation of drug profiles, leaflets, packaging inserts.
Drug interactions: clinical significane, potentially dangerous interations, role
of pharmacist in identification, assessment and ways to overcome interations.
Concept of Essential drugs and rational drug use.
Clinical management (including clinical manifestations, clinical
investigations/ assessment, treatment algorithms, management of adverse
effects of therapy, and patient education) of the following organ disorders.
a) Cardiovascular disorders : Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Angina,
Acute Myocardial infraction , Cardiac arrhythmias
b) Central nervous disorders : Epilepsy, Parkinsonism, Schizophrenia, Depression
c) Respiratory disorders : Asthma , COPD
d) Gastro intestinal disorders : Peptic ulcer, Ulcerative colitis, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis
e) Endocrine disorders : Diabetes mellitus, Thyroid disorders
f) Infectious disorders : Tuberculosis, Urinary tract infections, Enteric infection,
Upper respiratory tract infection & HIV
g) Hemopoietic disorders : Anaemias,
h) Joint & connective disorders : Rheumatic diseases, Osteoporosis
i) Neoplastic disorders : Acute leukaemias, Hodgkins disease& carcinoma of breast.
Basic Concepts and Applications of Prodrug Design
Study of Classification, Mechanism of Action, uses and Structure of selected
drugs (Only drugs marked with asterisk) on the following categories of drugs:
a) General Anaesthetics: Halothane, Diethyl ether, Thiopentone Sodium, Thiamylal sodium, Ketamine.
b) Local Anaesthetics: Benzocaine, Procaine, Lignocaine, Mepivacaine, Dibucaine, Phenacaine.
c) Anxiolytics, Sedatives and Hypnotics: Chlordiazepoxide, Diazepam, Oxazepam, Alprazolam, Triclofos Sodium, Buspirone. d) Antipsychotics: Chlorpromazine, Thioridazine, Prochlorperazine, Chlorprothixene, Thiothixene, Haloperidol, Risperidone. e) Anticonvulsants: Phenytoin, Fosphenytoin, Trimethadione, Ethosuximide,
Carbamazepine, Sodium Valproate, Clonazepam f) Antidepressants: Imipramine, Amitryptiline, Doxepine*, Fluoxetine
g) Adrenergic agents: Adrenaline *, Isoprenaline, Salbutamol, Naphazoline, Xylometazoline. h) Adrenergic antagonists: Tolazoline, Prazosin, Propranolol, Metoprolol. i) Cholinergic Drugs: Acetylcholine, Carbachol, Neostigmine, Pyridostigmine. 15 j) Cholinergic Blocking agents Cyclopentolate, Dicyclomine, Clidinium bromide, Propantheline bromide k) Antipyretics. Aspirin, Salsalate, Paracetamol
l) Narcotic Analgesics: Morphine, Codeine, Levorphanol, Pethidine, Pentazocine. m) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents: Oxyphenbutazone, Indomethacin,
Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, Naproxen, Piroxicam, Nimesulide.
n) Antihistaminic agents: Diphenhydramine, Tripelenamine, Chlorpheniramine, Triprolidine, Promethazine, Cyclizine, Cetrizine, Astemizole. o) H2 Receptor antagonist and Proton Pump Inhibitors: Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole. p) Diuretics Acetazolamide, Hydrochlorthiazide, Furosemide, Ethacrynic acid,
Spironolactone, Triamterene, Indapamide.
q) Antihypertensive agents Methyl dopa, Hydralazine, Diazoxide, Enalapril, Nifedipine, Losartan. r) Antihyperlipidemic Agents: Clofibrate, Niacin, Lovastatin, Ezetimibe. s) Oral Hypoglycemic agents and Antithyroid drugs: Tolbutamide, Glipizide,
Metformin, Glimepride, Rosiglitazone, Carbimazole.
t.Local Anti-infective agents: Liquified Phenol, Benzalkonium chloride,
u) Antifungal agents: Griseofulvin, Clotrimazole, Fluconazole, Tolnaftate. v) Antitubercular agents: INH, PAS, Pyrazinamide, Ethionamide. w) Antiprotozoal agents: Metronidazole, Tinidazole, Diloxanide.
x) Anthelmintics: DEC, Mebendazole, Niclosamide, Ivermectin
y) Antimalarials. Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, Mefloquine, Trimethoprim, Sulfadoxine. z) Sulfonamides and Sulfones: Sulfacetamide, Sulfapyridine,
Sulfamethoxazole, Sulfamethizole, Silver Sulfadiazine, Sulfasalazine, Dapsone,
aa) Antibiotics: Chloramphenicol * Penicillin and Cephalosporins: Methicillin,
Ampicillin, Carbencillin,Cephalexine, Cefachlor, Cefotaxime. Tetracyclines Flouroquinolones: Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin. Macrolide Antibiotics: Azithromycin. bb) Antiviral agents: Amantadine, Idoxuridine, Acyclovir, Zidovudine,
Saquinavir, Ribavirin. cc) Antineoplastic agents: Chlorambucil,
Cyclophosphamide, Carmustine, Thiotepa, Busulfan, Dacarbazine, Methotrexate, 6 -mercaptopurine, 5-flourouracil, Tamoxifen, Cisplatin, Azathioprine
Theoretical consideration and application in drug analysis and quality
control of the following analytical techniques.
i) Column chromatography: Adsorption and Partition theory, preparation,
procedure and methods of detection. ii) Thin layer chromatography: Theoretical
consideration, preparation, procedure and detection of compounds. iii) Paper
chromatography: Theory of partition, different techniques employed and different
grades of papers used, quantitative and qualitative detection. iv) Gas
Chromatography: Introduction, fundamentals of column operation and detection.
v) Ion Exchangers: Types of exchangers, mechanism of ion exchange and column
operation. vi) Counter current extraction, ultra centrifugation and gel filtration.
vii) HPLC and HPTLC.
Potentiometric titrations: Introduction, Electrochemical cells, half-cells,
electrodes, measurement of potential and application in pharmaceutical analysis.
Conductometric titrations: Basic concepts, different types of conductometric
titrations, apparatus used and applications in Pharmaceutical Analysis.
Thermal Analysis: Basic Concepts and Applications in Pharmaceutical
Polarography: Basic concept, theoretical considerations, Basic
instrumentation, apparatus, principles, general polarography analysis and
applications in pharmaceutical analysis.
Amperometry: Amperometric titrations with one polarized electrode, general
procedure, titration curves and applications.
Electrophoresis: Principle, instrumentation and application.
Turbidimetry and Nephelometry: (1 hour) Theory of light scattering,
Nephelometry, Turbidimetry for Practical Analysis of dispersions, study of the
working principles of instrument used for analysis and applications in Pharmacy.
Theoretical aspects, basic instrumentation, elements of interpretation of
spectra and applications of the following analytical techniques should be
a. UV and Visible Spectrophotometry.
b. Fluorimetry.
c. Infrared Spectrophotometry.
d. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy including 13C-NMR.
e. Mass Spectrometry.
f. Flame Photometry.
g. Emission Spectroscopy.
h. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
i. X-ray diffraction.
j. Radio Immuno Assay
Quality Assurance
a. GLP, ISO 9000, TQM, Quality Review, quality documentation and International
Conference of Harmonization (ICH). b. Regulatory control, regulatory drug
analysis and interpretation of analytical data. c. Validation, quality audit, quality
of equipment, validation of equipment and validation of analytical procedures.
Tablets Characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Types of tablets,
excipients, granulation methods and machinery involved. Tablet compression
operation-single punch and rotary tablet presses, processing problems,
evaluation, packaging.
Tablet coating: Types-sugar coating, film coating, compression coating,
electrostatic and enteric coating. Film forming materials, formulation of coating
solution, equipments for coating, Processing problems in coating, evaluation.
Capsules: Advantages and disadvantages of capsules. Materials and method
of production of hard gelatin capsule, size of capsules, Formulation, method of
filling, equipments involved, finishing techniques and evaluation. Storage of
capsules. Soft gelatin capsules-shell and capsule content, manufacture,
processing and control.
Sterile products:
a) Injections- classification, routes and volume of administration, methods of
production and storage, vehicles-water for injection, non aqueous vehicles.
Isotonicity and methods of adjustment of Isotonicity.
b) Formulation details, containers, closures and their selection.
c) Prefilling treatment, washing of containers and closures-relevant standard
operating procedures, preparation of solutions and suspensions, filling and
sealing of ampoules and vials. Manufacture of large volume parenterals.
Equipments for large scale manufacture, quality control tests for parenterals.
d) Lyophilisation and preparation of sterile powders and dry mixtures.
e) Aseptic techniques, source of contamination and methods of prevention,
design and maintenance of aseptic area-classification, air handling units, laminar
airflow units.
f) Total parenteral nutrition and dialysis fluids.
g) Ophthalmic preparations-ideal requirements, types, components, formulation,
methods of preparation, containers, closures and evaluation.
Pharmaceutical aerosols: components, propellants, containers, valves and
actuators, types of aerosol systems, manufacture, quality control,
pharmaceutical applications.
Surgical ligatures and sutures, types, Catgut-preparation and
standardization. Cotton-absorbent and non absorbent
Blood products and plasma.
Packaging materials. Types of glasses and plastics employed for packing
and their evaluation.
Cosmetics. Introduction, fundamentals of cosmetic science. Formulation,
preparation, packaging and evaluation of following Cosmetics:
a) cosmetics for skin and face-vanishing cream, cold cream, face powder.
b) Nail polish, lipstick, rouge
c) Hair preparation-Shampoo, Hair dyes, depilatories, shaving cream, after shave
d) Oral hygiene preparation-dentifrices, mouth washes.
Controlled drug delivery systems-Advantages of controlled drug delivery
a) An introduction to novel drug delivery systems- Liposomes, niosomes,
nanoparticles and osmotically conrolled systems.
b) Micro encapsulation
c) Transdermal drug delivery systems-Formulation and evaluation.
Process validation and performance evaluation
Pharmaceutical calculations:
Posology- Calculation of paediatric doses, enlarging and reducing recipes,
percentage solutions,
alligations, alcohol dilution, proof spirit.
13 Principles involved and dispensing procedures adopted (Definition,
disadvantages, ingredients, classification, theory, method (s) of preparation,
containers and
packaging, labeling requirements, storage) for prescription of powders, solutions,
waters, mixtures, emulsions, lotions, liniments, ointments, paints, lozenges,
jellies, pastes,
Extraction and galenical products-Principles and methods of extraction,
preparation of infusions, tinctures; Dry, soft and liquid extracts.
Introduction to the scope of microbiology,Microscopy-compound, dark field,
phase contrast, UV, fluorescence and electron microscopy.
Classification of microbes and bacterial taxonomy. Elementary study of
important pathogenic microorganisms, biochemical methods for identification.
a) Structure of bacterial cell. Endospores and mechanism of spore formation. L
forms. Identification methods of microbes; stains and types of staining
b) Bacterial Nutrition, cultivation of bacteria. Culture media, its classification
with examples. Aerobic and anaerobic culture methods. Isolation of Pure culture.
c) Classification & Structure of Viruses. Cultivation of Viruses, Viral replication.
Virus-Host interactions. Bacteriophages, phage typing. Bacteriocins. d)
Introduction to fungi of Medical and pharmaceutical importance. Fungal
reproduction and cultivation.
a) Immunological Preparations: Principles, Antigens and Haptens, Immune
System, Cellular and Humoral Immunity, Antibodies, Immunological Tolerance.
Hypersensitivity. Active and Passive immunization, Vaccines and Sera, their
preparation, standardization and storage. Development of Hybridoma for
Monoclonal Antibodies.
b) Antigen – Antibody reactions and their applications.
Control of microbes by Physical and Chemical methods:
a) Disinfection, factors influencing disinfectants, dynamics of disinfection,
Evaluation of Disinfectants.
b) Sterilisation- different methods, validation of sterilisation methods and
equipments. Sterility testing of pharmaceutical products as per the I P.
5 a) Antibiotics: Antimicrobial Spectrum and methods used for
standardization. Microbial assay of antibiotics.
b)Fermentation technology; Basic principlsfo fermentation, isolation and
screening of industrially important microbes, types of fermentation, downstream
process, Fermenter design and control of different parameters. Fermentation
process. Screening of soil for organisms producing antibiotics. Extraction of
fermentation products with special reference to Penicillin,alcohol , amylase and
Vitamin B12

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