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Name of Faculty
Dr. Manju.K.Nair
Professor & HOD
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Parvathy V Nair
Associate Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Scaria Thomas P
Associate Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Jinish Jose
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Ahmed A K
Assistant Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Moncy Michael
Assistant Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Remya. S
Assistant Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Ancy A
Assistant Professor
MD Pharmacology
Dr. Laona Lal
Senior Resident
MD Pharmacology

Research papers

a. Jinish Jose, Kala Kesavan P. Evaluation Of Anti-Oxytocic Activity of Asparagus Racemosus. Asian J Pharm Clin Res . 2021 Mar 7;14(3):103-5.
b. Jose J, Ali I, Palappallil DS.Project-Based Learning in Pharmacology during COVID-19 Lockdown for Second Phase Medical Undergraduates. J Clin of Diagn Res.2021; 15(5):JC06-JC09.
c. Sundaresan, Preeja K, Kala Kesavan P. In Vitro Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity in Ethanolic Extract of Whole Plant Sphaeranthus Indicus Linn. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 2020 Oct;9(11):1730-4
d. Sruthi S, Phillip MM, Sainathan R, Seema MP, Safety profile of Covishield (ChAdOxln CoV19) Vaccine Among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Hospital. National Journal of Physiology Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2023,13(2).
e. Scaria P Thomas, Udayamma KP, Jitha S. An Observational Study on the Effectiveness of Tolvaptan in Patients with Euvolemic and Hypervolemic Hyponatremia Admitted to a Tertiary Care Centre. National Journal of Physiology Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2023;13(11).

Ongoing projects: Current areas of Research-

  1. Drug prescription pattern in asthma in Government TD Medical college Alappuzha –Dr Sruthi S
  2. Adverse reactions of antiepileptic drugs in paediatric population in a tertiary care hospital in kerala— Dr Laona Lal
  3. Incidence of adverse drug reactions among patients receiving atypical antipsychotic medication for any psychiatric illness attending psychiatric OPD in a tertiary care centre – Dr Jasmine
  4. Adverse drug reactions seen in cancer patients undergoing palliative care treatment at a palliative care centre in Alappuzha—Dr Anand Alex
  5. Prescription pattern of Corticosteroids in Patients with COPD or Asthma in a Tertiary Care Centre in Southern Kerala – Dr. Deepak Daniel
  6. Adverse Drug Reactions in a Tertiary Care Hospital – Dr. Sruthi S.
  7. Prescription pattern of Antibiotics among Dermatology In-patients of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital, Kerala – Dr. Laona Lal
  8. Effectiveness of Buprenorphine versus Fentanyl as Adjuvant to Intrathecal Bupivacaine in Lower Segment Caesarean Section in a Tertiary Care Centre – Dr. Athira M. D.
  9. Effectiveness of Pregabalin versus Gabapentin for Treatment of Pain due to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in a Tertiary Care Centre – Dr. Mysaa Sharafudeen

Details of Medical and Paramedical courses conducted under the dept:

Brief description of the routine clinical activities and investigation and special procedures if any :

Besides routine academic work the department is an Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre under Pharmacovigilance Program of India and its activities as mandated by NMC like collection, reporting and uploading of ADRs, conducting causality assessment and Pharmacovigilance committee meetings are also being done. The institutional Ethics Committee activities to review research related protocols are conducted regularly.

The Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI)

The Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) was launched on July 2010 by Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India at AIIMS Delhi. On, April 2011, National Coordination Centre was shifted to Indian Pharmacopoea Commission (IPC), Ghaziabad. IPC is created to set standard of drugs in India, Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are reported from all over the country to NCC -PvPI , which also work in collaboration with the global ADR Monitoring Centre( WHO-UMC) at Sweden, to contribute in the global ADRs data base. There are a total of 842 ADR Monitoring centers in India currently .The Department of Pharmacology at Govt. TD Medical College Alappuzha is an ADR Monitoring Center (AMC) which is also supported by Pharmacovigilance Program of India and Dr Jinish Jose, Professor of Pharmacology (CAP) is the AMC Coordinator. The ADRs reported to the AMC from the institution and peripheral health care facilities are sent to National Coordination Centre through Vigiflow software. There is a Causality Assessment Committee in the institution comprising of Dr Manju K Nair, Professor & Head of Dept. of Pharmacology ( Chairman), Dr Udayamma ( Professor of Medicine), Dr Jinish Jose (Pharmacologist) and Dr Reshma S ( Pharmacovigilance Associate). Causality Assessment Committee meeting is held every month to discuss and assign the causality of the ADRs reported in the month. Newer updates regarding adverse drug reactions are also being sent by NCC to every ADR Monitoring Centres which will help in rational prescription and ensures medication safety. A Pharmacovigilance Committee is also constituted at the institution comprising of Dr Suresh Raghavan (Vice Principal, HOD General Medicine), Dr Pradeep (HOD Dermatology), Dr Gomathi ( HOD Nephrology), Dr Jayaprakash ( HOD Pulmonary Medicine), Dr Sangeetha Menon ( HOD O&G) ,Dr Sreelatha ( HOD Paediatrics), Dr Vidhukumar (HOD Psychiatry) ,Dr Manju K Nair (Convenor,HOD Pharmacology) and Dr Jinish Jose(Coordinator Professor of Pharmacology). The Committee meets up once in six months to analyze the ADRS reported from the institution and to provide appropriate guidance and suggestions.
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