Department Of Pharmacology


Department of Pharmacology have organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME) “PHARMASIMS-2015” (An Update on Diabetes Mellitus and Pharmacovigilance) on 5th December 2015 at Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mukka from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Dr.Tara.V.Shanbhag –

Attended the “Elsevier Author Workshop 2016” conducted by Reed Elsevier India Private Limited at Manipal on 9th August 2016.

Dr. M.R.S.M Pai-

Attended the workshop on ‘V-Smart: Visibility in Social Media and Research Transmission ‘.

Conducted by Department of Pharmacology Kasturba Medical College. Manipal University on 23rd July 2016.

Department of Pharmacology – Publications

  1. Seema Rai, Seemee Khilji, Lavanya G. Rao, PuneetHegde , SaritaGonsalves,Tara V Shanbhag.Prescribing pattern and adverse events of drugs used in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) attending a tertiary care hospital: Retrospective study. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology.Published Online First:01 Sep 2016  (Hard copy In Press expected to Publish in 2017 ; 7 (2) ).
  2. Sharada ShriRao,P.V.Narayanan.A Randomised open label comparative clinical trial on the  efficacy of  latanoprost  and timolol in Primary open angle glaucoma.Journal of Clinical& Diagnostic Research 2016;10(1): FC13-FC15.
  3. Seema Rai, Tara V Shanbhag, PrathibhaKumari V, M.R.S.M Pai.Evaluation of practice of self-medication among medical students in a teaching hospital. Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research 2015;4(5):197-199.
  4. Amrutatripathy,Shaliniadiga,Hiteshhasmukhlalshah,Tara V. Shanbhag,Mahesh Kumar D .A retrospective study of clinical profile and drug prescribing pattern in osteoporosis in a tertiary care hospital.International Journal of  Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science 2015;7(10):390-393.
  5. Seema.Rai, Tara V Shanbhag. Anxiogenic effect on acute administration of gemifloxacin in rats.Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research 2015;4(4):175-177.
  6. Seema.Rai, Prathibha Kumari V, Tara V Shanbhag, M.R.S.M.Pai. Evaluation of knowledge and attitude of adverse Drug reaction reporting among medical Undergraduate students in a tertiary care hospital. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015 ;4(10):2085-2089.
  7. Seema.Rai, Nishchal B S, Raghu M N, PrathibhaKumari V, Tara V Shanbhag, M.R.S.M.Pai. Gemifloxacin: anxiogenic activity in Wistar albino rats.World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015 ;4(07):1870-1876.
  8. Socorrina Colaco,RameshN,SekarRajan,SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan.A single-Dose ,Three-Period,Six –Sequence Crossover Study Comparing the Bioavailability Study of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide sustained Release (SR) Tablet and the Immediate Release (IR) Tablet in Healthy Volunteers Under Fasting Condition. Journal of Biological Sciences .2015;15(2):102-105.
  9. Socorrina Colaco,RameshN,SekarRajan,SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan. Comparative bioavailability study of Ondansetron Hydrochloride Sustained Release and immediate release tablets in healthy volunteers under fasting conditions. International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and health care.2015;5(3):74-81.
  10. Ramesh N, Socorrina Colaco, Ramakrishna Shabharya, ShekarRajan ,SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan.InvitroInvivo correlation of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide modified release tablets: an internal validation evaluation. Asian journal of pharmaceutical and clinical  research.2015;8 (4):79-86.
  11. Ramesh N, Socorrina Colaco, Ramakrishna Shabharya, ShekarRajan ,SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan. Development of level A in vitro in vivo correlation for Ondansetron Hydrochloride Sustained Release Tablet formulation. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2015;5(02): 836-845.
  12. Sharada ShriRao,P.V.Narayanan.Study on the safety profile of Latanoprost and Timolol in Primary open angle glaucoma.International Journal of Basic &Clinical Pharmacology 2015;4(5):966-969.
  13. Sabarianandh JV, Uma VK,DoelLoyedFernandes, Arul Amuthan, Shiny Jasphin, Tara V shanbhag, VeenaNayak. Wound healing effect of three traditional medicated oils(Kayathirumeniennai, PunguthailamandMathanthailam) on experimentally induced burn wounds in wistar rats. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014;3(5):1307-1313.
  14. AnandKoppal, Praveen SE, TaraShanbhag, Ankitakushal, Don Mathew, Smita Shenoy, NavinPatil. Evaluation of effect of ethanolic extract of Phyllanthus debilis on antitutbercular drugs induced hepatotoxicity in wistar rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2014; 3(4):1997-2003.
  15. Vijay Kumar Junjaiah, ShrithiBhimalli, Smita Shenoy, Aparna Pai, Arul Amuthan, TaraV Shanbhag. A Prospective Study of the Drug Prescribing Rate and Pattern and Assessment of Adverse Drug Reactions in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson Disease in a Tertiary Care Hospital. American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics 2014; 2(3):420-429.
  16. Rajeshwari Shastry, MR PrabhaAdhikari, MRSM Pai ,SKotian, MN Chowta, Sheetal Dinakar Ullal. Comparison of clinical profile of geriatric and nongeriatric diabetic patients. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. Journal online publication since December 2014. (PubMed indexed )
  17. Manohar V R, Pai M.R.S.M,SabithaP,PaiPushpalatha, Rai Mohandas, Ullal Sheetal D. Hepatoprotective activity of Phyllanthasniruri in thioacetamide induced hepatotoxicity in male Wistar rats. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014; 6(4): 341-343.
  18. SekarRajan, Socorrina Colaco, Ramesh N, SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan, Elango K. Development and Validation of Dissolution Study of Sustained Release Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Tablets. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences.2014;17(3):429-33.
  19. B.S.Nishchal,S.Rai, M. N. Prabhu, Sheetal D Ullal, S. Rajeshwari, H. N.Gopalakrishna.Effect of Tribulus terrestris on Haloperidol‑induced Catalepsy in Mice. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  2014; 76(6): 564-567.
  20. Shivaprakash G, Elizabeth DilipThottacherry, Seema Rai, Nischal, Nandini M , ReshmaKumarachandra ,Fahim, Natesh, PallaviLC.Evaluation of Antioxidant potential of Costus igneus in ethanol induced peroxidative damage in albino rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 2014; 4 (08): 052-055.
  21. Seema Rai,Preethi G Pai, Rajeshwari S, Ullal Sheetal D, Nishith R S, Yogesh Belagali. Evaluation of Anxiolytic Effect of Chronic Administration of Mucuna Pruriens in Wistar Albino Rats. American Journal of PharmTech Research, 2014; 4 (1): 611-19.
  22. PabbaSindhu , Mukta N Chowta , Nishith RS , Seema Rai, Akash Gadgade ,Rajeshwari        S. Evaluation of Antidepressant Activity ofBacopa Monnieri in Mice. International Journal of Pharmacy,2014; 4 (3): 144-148.
  23. AmoolyaGowda, Venkatesh Shanbhag, Smita Shenoy, Eesha Rao Banglore, Krishnananda Prabhu, RaghuMurthy, NelluriVenumadhay, Prashanth Kumar Goudapalla, MukundNarayanareddy, Tara V Shanbhag. Wound healing property of topical application of ethanolic extract of Micheliachampacaflowers in diabetic rats. International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical sciences 2013; 2(3):67-74.
  24. MukundaNarayanareddy,  Venkatesh Shanbhag,  Tara V Shanbhag, Ganesh Bhat, Smita Shenoy, AmoolyaGowda. A Retrospective Study of the Drug Prescibing Pattern in Crohn’s Disease (CD) in a Tertiary Care Hospital. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research 2013; 20(1): 95-99.
  25. R Shastry , P Adhikari , A Kamath ,M Chowta, Ullal S, PaiMRSM.Do geriatrics require dose titration for antidiabetic agents? Journal of   Postgraduate  Medicine 2013; 59(4):271-274.(PubMed indexed )
  26. SekarRajan, SocorrinaColaco, Ramesh N, SubramaniaNainarMeyyanathan, Elango. K, Bhojraj Suresh. Once daily sustained release tablets of Ondansetron, a novel Anti-emetic. Am.J.PharmTech Res.2013; 3(2): 692-702.
  27. Ramesh N,RamakrishnaShabharyaSocorrinaColaco.InvitroInvivo  correlation and its application. Pharmabiz. June 2013.
  28. Srikanth D, VishmaHydieMenezes, NishchalSalian, Rathnakar UP, Shiv Prakash G, Sahana D Acharya, Ashok Shenoy K, Udupa AL. Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory Property of Vanillin in Carrageenan Induced Paw Edema Model in Rats. Intenational Journal of Bioassay 2013; 02(01); 269-271
  29. Seema Rai, Yogesh Belagali, Ullal Sheetal D, H N Gopalakrishna, Sahana D Acharya, Akash, Nishchal B S, Ashok Shenoy K.Acute oral toxicity of VTH pills in wistar rats. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013; 5(1): 321-23.
  30. Seema Rai, Mukta N Chowta, Natesh Prabhu M, Nishchal B S, Yogesh Belagali, Nishith RS.Evaluation of Tribulus Terrestris in Depression Models of Albino Mice. American Journal of  PharmTech Research, 2013; 3 (1): 538-46.


Text Books Authored – By Dr. Tara V Shanbhag

  1. Pharmacology  for Medical Undergraduates: Elsevier, Reed Elsevier India Private Limited -3rd Edition 2015.

Department of Pharmacology – On going Projects

Sl. No. Faculty Name with designation Title of the Project
1 Dr. Tara V Shanbhag -Professor and HOD,

Dr. Raghu M N- Assistant Professor


A Retrospective study of the Drug prescribing rate and pattern and  Assessment of Adverse drug reactions in patients with Malaria caused by P.vivax and P.falciparum in a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka
2 Dr. Tara V Shanbhag -Professor and HOD,

Mrs. PrathibhaKumari V-Tutor


A Study on Prescription of Prostaglandins analogues in Obstetric practice in Tertiary Care Hospital in South India
3 Dr. Tara V Shanbhag -Professor and HOD,

Mr. Nishchal B S -Tutor


A Retrospective Study of Current Status of Chloroquinine in Malaria in a Tertiary care Hospital in coastal India


4 Dr. M.R.S.M.Pai-Professor Clinical study of:causative organisms and drug sensitivity pattern in bacterial conjunctivitis treated in a tertiary care teaching hospital
5 Dr. M.R.S.M.Pai-Professor ,

Mrs. PrathibhaKumari V-Tutor,

Dr.Socorrina.Colaco- Assistant Professor



Study on drug utilization in health campus in rural and semiurban Dakshina Kannada
6 Dr. M.R.S.M.Pai-Professor


Antioxidant potential of Eugenia jambolana in type II Diabetes Mellitus
7 Dr. M.R.S.M.Pai-Professor


Comparative study of anesthetic adjuncts in  laparoscopic cholecystectomy: magnesium sulphate ,clonidine and fentanyl
8 Dr. Raghu M N- Assistant Professor


Prescribing pattern for osteoarthritis in a tertiary care hospital : Anretrospective analysis


9 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Evaluation of Anti-anxiety activity of Camellia sinensis in rats


10 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Evaluation of Anxiolytic activity of Asperagusracemosus in wistar albino rats


11 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Evaluation of effect of Tribulus terrestris in Anxiety models of wistar rats


12 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Effect of ciprofloxacin on haloperidol induced catalepsy in albino mice
13 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Effect of Triphala on isoniazid and Rifampicin induced hepatotoxicity in a murine model of hepatotoxicity


14 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Bioassay of Acetylcholine and herbal extract on isolated rat tissue


15 Ms.Seema.Rai-Tutor Patterns of persistence with antihypertensive medications among newly treated patients