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Dr. M. P. Narmadha

Head of Department | Professor, School of Pharmacy, Kochi

Qualification: Ph.D

Bio

Dr. M. P. Narmadha joined Amrita School of Pharmacy in April 2021. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Madurai Medical College, Madurai Kamarajar University and her Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutics from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, which is the first Pharmacy institution in our country. Her M.Pharm. project work titled “Formulation and Evaluation of Clonidine Transdemal Patches” was the first of its kind in the year 1989. She completed her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University in 2008. Her doctoral dissertation was titled “Comparative Study of Pharmacotherapy in Allopathy with Alternative Systems of Medicine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients”. This thesis work includes the clinical profile of RA, biochemical investigation of oxidative stress and antioxidant level, antibodies for Epstein Bar Virus, Immunological investigation of the quantitative expression of TNF- alpha. She has more than 39 years of teaching and research experience inclusive of eight years of Industrial experience in R& D, Quality control Department and Clinical Research and has several publications in national and international journals. She is a recognized trainer for Pharmacovigilance associates of PVPI, IPC, Gaziabad and auditor of Pharmacovigilance Peripheral centers in India. She has conducted Community Pharmacy Programs to create awareness on the proper use of medicines and on issues associated with self-medication in the rural populations in and around Madurai. Community Pharmacy camps for early identification of Diabetes and Hypertension in Thichengode, Educating school children about epidemic diseases and their prevention in Thiruchengode schools, Tamilnadu. Pharmacy Exhibition for College students on various lifestyle diseases, HIV, Dos and Dont’s of Medications and First aid for Thiruchengode Arts and Science and Engineering college students, Awareness camps for tribal population in Attapadi village hubs, and Community surveillance camps at Attapadi,Kerala.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • PG Diploma in Biostatistics from Madurai Kamaraj University in the year 2008
  • PG Diploma in Business Management from Indian Merchants Chambers, Mumbai in the year 1985
  • IRCA Certified ISO 9001-2015 Lead Auditor from March,2021

Dr. Narmadha’s current research focus is on Statin induced Hyperglycemia, Genetic variation causing adverse drug reactions.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Antenatal use of Corticosteroids to Prevent Respiratory Insufficiency in Preterm Babies

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, P.S, H., Tomy, M., Naushad, N., and .S.Sreelakshmi, M., “Antenatal use of Corticosteroids to Prevent Respiratory Insufficiency in Preterm Babies ”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, vol. 8, no. 4, 2020.

Publisher : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

Year : 2019

Relationship between Sputum Smear Grading and Smear Conversion Rate and Treatment Outcome in the Patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Undergoing Dots in Kerala – A Prospective Cohort Study

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, disilva, J., S, V., and S, R., “Relationship between Sputum Smear Grading and Smear Conversion Rate and Treatment Outcome in the Patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Undergoing Dots in Kerala - A Prospective Cohort Study”, Saudi Journal Medical Pharm Science, 2019.

Publisher : Saudi Journal Medical Pharm Science

Year : 2018

Assessment of DNA damage in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by comet assay

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, S, U. A., A, M., Saravanan R., and D, S., “Assessment of DNA damage in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by comet assay”, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical research IAJPR, vol. 4(3), pp. 1574-1580, 2018.

Publisher : Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical research IAJPR

Year : 2018

Study of Fibrinogen Level in Type 2 Diabetes and Its Influence on Peripheral Arterial Disease

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Menon, A. S., and M, A., “Study of Fibrinogen Level in Type 2 Diabetes and Its Influence on Peripheral Arterial Disease”, Saudi Journal Medical Pharm Science , vol. 04, no. 12, 2018.

Publisher : Saudi Journal Medical Pharm Science

Year : 2017

Dyselectrolytaemia in Stable and Acute Exacerbation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients- a Cross Sectional Study

Cite this Research Publication : S. Adiody, S, F., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and Varghese, P. R., “Dyselectrolytaemia in Stable and Acute Exacerbation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients- a Cross Sectional Study”, Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, vol. 6, pp. 2296-2299, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences

Year : 2017

Effect of Anti-tubercular Drugs and Impact of Glycemic Status in Patients with Tuberculosis and Concomitant Diabetic- Tuberculosis Patients

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, njattmkalayil, N., and George, M., “Effect of Anti-tubercular Drugs and Impact of Glycemic Status in Patients with Tuberculosis and Concomitant Diabetic- Tuberculosis Patients”, Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 10, no. 2, 2017.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Year : 2017

Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Pulmonary Function Tests in COPD Patients

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Adiody, S., Menon, A. R., and R, V. P., “Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Pulmonary Function Tests in COPD Patients”, International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research, vol. 4, 2017.

Publisher : International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research

Year : 2016

Influence of occupational noise on Insulin, Blood glucose, Homocysteine, Blood pressure and Heart rate

Cite this Research Publication :
Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Fezil, M., and Benson, B., “Influence of occupational noise on Insulin, Blood glucose, Homocysteine, Blood pressure and Heart rate”, International journal of Pharmacy Research, 2016.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Science

Year : 2016

Influence of occupational noise on Insulin, Blood glucose, Homocysteine, Blood pressure and Heart rate

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Fezil, M., and Benson, B., “Influence of occupational noise on Insulin, Blood glucose, Homocysteine, Blood pressure and Heart rate”, International journal of Pharmacy Research, 2016.

Publisher : International journal of Pharmacy Research

Year : 2015

Effect of folic acid on serum homocysteine levels in patients with cardiovascular diseases (cvd)

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Karthikumar, B., .n.n, R., .a, palanisamy, Ganapathy, S., and N, M., “Effect of folic acid on serum homocysteine levels in patients with cardiovascular diseases (cvd)”, International journal of pharmacy & pharmaceutical research ijppr, vol. 4, no. 1, 2015.

Publisher : International journal of pharmacy & pharmaceutical research ijppr

Year : 2014

Analysis of organophosphates intoxication in a tertiary care hospital

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, R., N., R., A., and N., M., “Analysis of organophosphates intoxication in a tertiary care hospital”, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 5, pp. 174-182, 2014.

Publisher : Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Year : 2014

Treatment pattern and glycemic control of oral hypoglycaemic drugs among type II dm patients in eritrea

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Preeth, S., Tsegai, S., MaekeleTsgehannes,, and MussieEssietGide, “Treatment pattern and glycemic control of oral hypoglycaemic drugs among type II dm patients in eritrea”, Pharmacologyonline, 2014.

Publisher : Pharmacologyonline

Year : 2013

Central Obesity: A risk factor for Metabolic syndrome in South Indian population

Cite this Research Publication : M. .Sudheerkumar, .Palanisamy, A., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Anuradha, M., .Nagajothi, N., and .Haribabu, N., “Central Obesity: A risk factor for Metabolic syndrome in South Indian population”, International research journal of Pharmacy , vol. 3(9), pp. 248-52., 2013.

Publisher : International research journal of Pharmacy

Year : 2013

Association of apolipoprotein E ε4 allele with cognitive impairment in patients with epilepsy and interaction with phenytoin monotherapy

Cite this Research Publication : A. Palanisamy, Rajendran, N. N., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and Ganesvaran, R. A., “Association of apolipoprotein E ε4 allele with cognitive impairment in patients with epilepsy and interaction with phenytoin monotherapy”, Epilepsy & Behavior, vol. 26, pp. 165-169, 2013.

Publisher : Epilepsy & Behavior

Year : 2012

Comparison between nifedipine and methyldopa on blood pressure and fetal outcome in pre-eclampsia

Cite this Research Publication : P. Amirthalingam, Arifa, M., ,, and .N.Rajendran, N., “Folic acid level and lipid profile in epilepsy patients with antiepileptic drug treatment”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, vol. 1(4), 2012.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharmaceutical and clinical sciences

Year : 2012

Level of insulin and ibubrufen in cancer pain patients

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, .N.Rajendren, N., and Varghese, N. Elsa, “Level of insulin and ibubrufen in cancer pain patients”, International j of biological and pharmaceutical services, vol. 3(1), 2012.

Publisher : International j of biological and pharmaceutical services

Year : 2012

Assessment of cardiovascular risk in pre and post menopausal hypertensive women

Cite this Research Publication : N. N.John, Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and R. kumar, M., “Assessment of cardiovascular risk in pre and post menopausal hypertensive women”, International research journal of Pharmacy, vol. 3(7), 2012.

Publisher : International research journal of Pharmacy

Year : 2012

Comparative pharmacokinetic study of rifampicin and isoniazid in intensive and continuation phase TB treatment

Cite this Research Publication : J. A.K., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, R., R., N., M., and Amirthalingam, P., “Comparative pharmacokinetic study of rifampicin and isoniazid in intensive and continuation phase TB treatment”, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 3, pp. 354-360, 2012.

Publisher : Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Year : 2012

Comparison between nifedipine and methyldopa on blood pressure and fetal outcome in pre-eclampsia

Cite this Research Publication : G. S, Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Paranjothy, D., and B, L. Narayanan, “Comparison between nifedipine and methyldopa on blood pressure and fetal outcome in pre-eclampsia”, International Journal Of Advance Pharmaceutical And Biological Sciences, vol. 2, no. 3, 2012.

Publisher : International Journal Of Advance Pharmaceutical And Biological Sciences

Year : 2012

Assessment of chemotherapy induced amenorrhea (CIA) in hormone receptor positive premenopausal women with breast cancer

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, M., V., and Rajendran, N., “Assessment of chemotherapy induced amenorrhea (CIA) in hormone receptor positive premenopausal women with breast cancer”, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 3, pp. 97-106, 2012.

Publisher : Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

Year : 2012

A comparative effect of atorvastatin with other statins in patients of hyperlipidemia

Cite this Research Publication : J. M, Sengodan, A., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and Malampati, S., “A comparative effect of atorvastatin with other statins in patients of hyperlipidemia”, Indian journal of pharmacology, vol. 44, pp. 261-3, 2012.

Publisher : Indian journal of pharmacology

Year : 2011

Evaluation of Montelucast as add on therapy (corticosteroid sparing effect) to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic persistent asthma.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, John, J., N, M., and M, N., “Evaluation of Montelucast as add on therapy (corticosteroid sparing effect) to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic persistent asthma.”, International journal of drug development & Research , vol. 3, no. 1, 2011.

Publisher : International journal of drug development & Research

Year : 2011

Antiepileptic drugs and cognitive impairment in epileptic patients at a private hospital

Cite this Research Publication : P. Amirthalingam, T., S., Uthirapathy, S., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and Natham, R., “Antiepileptic drugs and cognitive impairment in epileptic patients at a private hospital”, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 2, pp. 824-829, 2011.

Publisher : Research Journal of Pharmaceutical,

Year : 2011

Evaluation of tolerability and efficacy of glucosamine with chondroitin in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis – a double blind multicentre randomized prospective comparative study

Cite this Research Publication : Ravikumar, Dr. M.P.Narmadha, T, S., and M, T., “Evaluation of tolerability and efficacy of glucosamine with chondroitin in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis – a double blind multicentre randomized prospective comparative study ”, International journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, vol. 2, no. 2, 2011.

Publisher : International journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology

Year : 2011

Evaluation of Montelucast as add on therapy (corticosteroid sparing effect) to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic persistent asthma

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, John, J., N, M., and M, N., “Evaluation of Montelucast as add on therapy (corticosteroid sparing effect) to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with chronic persistent asthma.”, International journal of drug development & Research , vol. 3, no. 1, 2011.

Publisher : International journal of drug development & Research

Year : 2011

Effect of silymarin in diabetes mellitus patients with liver diseases

Cite this Research Publication : M. Jose, Abraham, A., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Effect of silymarin in diabetes mellitus patients with liver diseases”, Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, vol. 2, pp. 287-9, 2011.

Publisher : Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics

Year : 2011

Comparative Assessment of Cognitive Performance in Epileptic Patients with Antiepileptic Drug Treatment and Normal Healthy Volunteers

Cite this Research Publication : S. Uthirapathy, Dr. M.P.Narmadha, A, P., .T, S., N.N, R., and A, G. R., “Comparative Assessment of Cognitive Performance in Epileptic Patients with Antiepileptic Drug Treatment and Normal Healthy Volunteers”, The Journal of Pharmacy , 2011.

Publisher : The Journal of Pharmacy

Year : 2011

Effect of Insulin Therapy in type – 2 Diabetes in improving Beta cell function and glycemic control compared with oral anti diabetic agents with or without insulin in routine clinical practice.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Effect of Insulin Therapy in type – 2 Diabetes in improving Beta cell function and glycemic control compared with oral anti diabetic agents with or without insulin in routine clinical practice. ”, Indian journal of Pharmacy Practice, vol. 3, 2011.

Publisher : Indian journal of Pharmacy Practice

Year : 2011

Conversion of Intravenous-to-Oral Antimicrobial Therapy in South Indian Population

Cite this Research Publication : P. Amirthalingam and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Conversion of Intravenous-to-Oral Antimicrobial Therapy in South Indian Population”, International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, vol. 2, pp. 1258-1260, 2011.

Publisher : International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Year : 2011

Effect of a Diabetes Counseling Programme on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Diabetic Patients in Erode District of South India

Cite this Research Publication : M. Ramesh, Dr. M.P.Narmadha, S, R., Alvin, J., and Babu, D., “Effect of a Diabetes Counseling Programme on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice among Diabetic Patients in Erode District of South India”, Journal of young pharmacists : JYP, vol. 3, pp. 65-72, 2011.

Publisher : Journal of young pharmacists

Year : 2010

Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors induced Hyperlactatemia in HIV patients

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha and K, Tantony., “Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors induced Hyperlactatemia in HIV patients”, International Journal of Pharma Research, vol. 3(4), 2010.

Publisher : International Journal of Pharma Research

Year : 2009

Bioethics Education Online

Cite this Research Publication : B. Jeyaraj, Ibrahim, H., Goldfarb, N. M., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Bioethics Education Online”, Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, 2009.

Publisher : Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices

Year : 2009

Efficacy, Tolerability, and Safety of a Multicomponent antiinflammatory With Glucosamine Hydrochloride vs Glucosamine Sulfate vs an NSAID in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis—A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Comparative Study

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha, Nandhakumar, J., Sengottuvelu, S., Tyagi, M. G., Sethumathi, P. P., Karthikeyan, D., Vasudevan, M., Dr. M.P.Narmadha, and Sivakumar, T., “Efficacy, Tolerability, and Safety of a Multicomponent antiinflammatory With Glucosamine Hydrochloride vs Glucosamine Sulfate vs an NSAID in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis—A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind, Comparative Study”, IMCJ( Integrative Medicine :A Clinician Journal( Innovisions publications), vol. 8, no. 3, 2009.

Publisher : IMCJ( Integrative Medicine :A Clinician Journal( Innovisions publications)

Year : 2009

BA/BE calling;Attention Pharmacist

Cite this Research Publication : H. Ibrahim AR, J, B., R, S., LS, P., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “BA/BE calling;Attention Pharmacist ”, Pharma Review, vol. 07, 2009.

Publisher : Pharma Review

Year : 2009

Cardio–protective effect of polyherbal formulation in isoproterenol induced cardiotoxicity

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha and jose, A., “Cardio–protective effect of polyherbal formulation in isoproterenol induced cardiotoxicity ”, International journal of Pharma Research, vol. 2(3), 2009.

Publisher : International journal of Pharma Research

Year : 2008

Clinical research education in India

Cite this Research Publication : H. Ibrahim and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Clinical research education in India”, Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, vol. 4(4), 2008.

Publisher : Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices

Year : 2004

Advertisements on Antihypertensive drugs in Indian Medical Journals

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha and Subramanaian, T., “Advertisements on Antihypertensive drugs in Indian Medical Journals”, Asiatic Pacific congress-Hypertension, 2004.

Publisher : Asiatic Pacific congress-Hypertension

Year : 2002

A study on drug prescribing pattern in Madurai city

Cite this Research Publication : K. K. V. George, Nagarajan, M., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “A study on drug prescribing pattern in Madurai city”, Indian Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 34(5), 2002.

Publisher : Indian Journal of Pharmacology

Year : 2001

Physiochemical and bioavailability studies of a drug in the presence of other drug

Cite this Research Publication : Sundaramoorthy, N, N., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Physiochemical and bioavailability studies of a drug in the presence of other drug. ”, The eastern pharmacist , 2001.

Publisher : The eastern pharmacist

Year : 1996

Preparation and evaluation of Transdermal patches of salbutamol sulphate

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M.P.Narmadha and .B.Jayswal, S., “Preparation and evaluation of Transdermal patches of salbutamol sulphate”, Eastern pharmacist, 1996.

Publisher : Eastern pharmacist

Conference Paper

Year : 2019

Correlation of Clinico-Bacterio Radiological Profile with Antitubercular Drug Treatment in Smokers and Nonsmokers Suffering From Pulmonray Tuberculosis

Cite this Research Publication : J. disilva, Salim, M., and Dr. M.P.Narmadha, “Correlation of Clinico-Bacterio Radiological Profile with Antitubercular Drug Treatment in Smokers and Nonsmokers Suffering From Pulmonray Tuberculosis”, in Saudi Journal Medicine Pharmacy , 2019.

Publisher : Saudi Journal Medicine Pharmacy

Research Findings

Doses of chemotherapeutic agents have to be titrated to suit Indian cancer patients.

Hyperlactemia induced by HAART in HIV patients was studied and dose titration is recommended for Indian HIV patients

Diabetes Mellitus

Simple estimation of Fibrinogen levels to predict the risk of cardiovascular diseases in Diabetes Patients. Diabetic patients with Peripheral arterial diseases ( PAD)identified by Ankle Brachial Index(ABI) also showed increased fibrinogen levels confirming the importance of fibrinogen estimation to rule out CVD in Diabetics.

Diabetics affects the pharmacokinetics of antitubercular drugs and there is a delayed response to anti Tubercular agents in diabetics.

DLVO diffusion study of CO in Diabetics with COPD and COPD patients without Diabetics has clearly shown poor diffusion capacity of alveolar membranes indicating membrane thickness caused by Diabetes . In addition to regular monitoring for micro and macrovascular complications , it is necessary to screen diabetic patients for lungs diffusion capacity.

Regular testing on microalbuminurea in Diabetics would help to assess the risk of Proteinurea , because   after the onset of Proteinurea patients are left with drug treatment failing which they end up with dialysis.

Patients on Haemodialysis have to be thoroughly monitored for Parathyroid levels in addition to haemoglobin variability testing ,high parathyroid levels as the main factor for mortality in Haemodialysis patients.

Metformin induced Hyperhomocystenemia was confirmed , patients can be supplemented with supplement of Folic acid 2.5mg

MI: Hyperhomocysteinemia is the lone significant  risk factor to cause Myocardial infarction (MI) in young adults  without any conventional risk factors.

Gynaecology and Obstetetrics

Standard dose of 150 IU HMG causes ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome and reduces the success rate in conception whereas a medium dose of 112.5 IU  HMG induces ovulation optimally and success rate in conception is good.

Two doses of Betamethasone 12mg 24 hours apart to Prenant mothers with risk prevents respiratory distress Syndrome(RDS) in Pre term neonates.

COPD- Fluctuations in Magnesium levels is indicative of mortality in hospitalised COPD patients.

Head trauma /Consanguineous marriages are the main causative factors for seizures.

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