The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy (PSNNJP) is the official organ of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria with its first print in 1961 (as Journal of Pharmacy) and with unbroken publication since 1970 (as PSNNJP).

The PSNNJP is a peer-reviewed, open access journal which publishes original research articles, review articles and case studies on all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences and technologies, pharmacy practice and related clinical aspects, and pharmacy education. The journal publishes articles covering developments in drug absorption and metabolism, pharmacokinetics and dynamics, drug delivery systems, drug targeting and nanotechnology. It also covers development of new systems, methods, Clinical Pharmacy and techniques in pharmacy education and practice. The scope of the journal also extends to cover advancements in toxicology, cell and molecular biology, biomedical research, clinical and pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, medicinal chemistry, phytochemistry and nutraceuticals. The Journal reports society news, with special attention to innovations in the Nigerian and African pharmacy practice space.

Published by one of the oldest professional associations in Nigeria, the PSNNJP celebrates the traditional arts of pharmacy practice and embraces innovative scientific processes that provide answers to current problems. We look forward to your partnership with us as we change the world through innovative and translational research.



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Vol. 56 No. 1 (2022): Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy


The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy is a publication of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria which publishes original research papers, critical reviews, systematic reviews, and short communications in all areas of Pharmacy Practice. The Nigerian Journal of Pharmacy is pivotal in strengthening the pharmaceutical sector through publishing of timely and innovative research outcomes. We welcome you all to interact with our new website which is positioned to facilitate increased visibility for published research. Within the scope of the studies carried out all corresponding authors are now mandated to use ORCID information which has international validity in a bid to streamline ownership of research and amid name similarities in scientific research materials. With the declining in new cases of COVID in Nigeria, pharmaceutical care and health systems supported by strong supply chains must be able to provide frontline health workers with access to the medicines, healthcare commodities and equipment required to tackle other health emergencies prevalent in sub–Saharan African. Health care professionals can only achieve this via utilization of translatable research data obtained through strong collaborative programs within the health care space. This is evidenced by the some of the research that is being published in this current Volume 56 (1), 2022. Of note is the collaborative research spear headed by the Pharmacy department at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State in collaboration with the department Paediatrics and Anaesthesia in the same hospital, on Prescription of medicines for the management of childhood acute watery diarrhoea. This collaboration of health care professionals will ensure that guideline recommendations are followed in such centres to the benefit of the patients who of course should always at the centre of care. This current issue consists of 19 research papers authored by researchers within Nigeria and in the diaspora. These include Perceptions of the roles and impact of clinical pharmacists by students in health-related disciplines in a Nigerian university; Natural products-characterized moringa oleifera leaves methanolic extract and anti-diabetic properties mechanisms of its fractions in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats; Effect of Nevirapine-based Antiretroviral Therapy on the Treatment Outcome of Uncomplicated Malaria with Artemether-Lumefantrine among HIV-infected children to mention a few.

Many thanks from us, goes to the authors and reviewers who have contributed and supported the journal up to date. Please enjoy Volume 56 (1), March/April issue 2022 of PSNNJP and follow website of the journal for upcoming news.

Kind regards,

Dr. Margaret ILOMUANYA (B.Pharm., MSc., PhD)

Editor in Chief

Published: 2022-03-24

Perceptions of the roles and impact of clinical pharmacists by students in health-related disciplines in a Nigerian University

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Chijioke Modestus Okeke

1-17 |

Effect of Nevirapine-based Antiretroviral Therapy on the Treatment Outcome of Uncomplicated Malaria with Artemether-Lumefantrine among HIV-infected children

Lawal M. Saheed, Oreagba A. Ibrahim, Akinyede A. Akinwumi, Oshikoya A. Kazeem, Busari A. Abdulwasiu, Akinleye O. Moshood, Adewole B. Afeez, Ogungbire D. Opeyemi, Bamiro S. Babajide, Temiye O. Edamisan, Akanmu A. Sulaiman

30-38 |

Stability Studies of Daucus carota (Apiaceae) Extracts as Colourant in Paracetamol Syrup Formulation

Acho Mohammed, Airemwen Collins Ovenseri, Halilu Mshelia Emmanuel

49-55 |

Prevalence and correlates of burnout among pharmacists in varying areas of practice in South East Nigeria

Deborah Oyine Aluh, Daniel Ifeanyichukwu Agu, Abdulmuminu Isah, Chigozie Gloria AneneOkeke

56-64 |

Pharmacists' Perception on Herbal-Orthodox medicine interactions in some communities of South-Eastern Nigeria

Lucy O. Nwankwo, Sylvester E. Aghahowa

79-89 |

Therapeutic drug monitoring in epilepsy: Can drug levels reliably measure drug adherence?

Adedunni W. Olusanya, Adesina P. Arikawe, Omowunmi S. Amao, Abdulwasiu A. Busari, Mustapha A Danesi

90-99 |

Preclinical efficacy evaluation of two commercially available anti-snake venom against Naja nigricollis induced envenomation

Auwal A. Bala, Sani Malam, Yusuf Abubakar Muhammad, Murtala Jibril, Binta Kurfi, Basheer A. Z Chedi

100-108 |

Pharmacists' knowledge and practice with respect to coronavirus disease 2019 caused by SARS-CoV-2

Olubusola A. Olugbake, Adaobi U. Mosanya, Foluke A. Ayeni, Arinola E. Joda, Olubukola O. Oyetunde, Felicia E. Williams, Oladoja A. Awofisayo, Mutiat B. Ibrahim

119-127 |

Prescription of medicines for the management of childhood acute watery diarrhoea at a tertiary hospital in Ebonyi state, Nigeria

Chioma A. Okonkwo, Ekene S. Mefoh, Patricia U. Ogbo, Solomon O. Ngwu, Bameyi O. Eke, Christian C. Asogwa, Lawrence C. Ogbonna, Chinonso J. Onyema, Richard L. Ewah, Uzoma V. Asiegbu

128-135 |

Musa acuminata Colla Millsp ameliorates paraquat-induced memory deficit and oxidative stress in murine Parkinson disease model

Adebimpe O. Ogunnoiki, Ismail O. Ishola, Moshood O. Akinleye, Olufunmilayo O. Adeyemi

136-143 |

Comparative assessment, awareness and perception of community pharmacists on use of malaria rapid diagnostic test in Lagos state

Olubusola A. Olugbake, Kafayat O. Ashamu, Chitoo E. Ezika

144-151 |

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of University of Ibadan Pharmacy Students on Veterinary Pharmacy Practice

Omobolanle F. Adekoya, Damilola Q. Olaoye, Akinniyi A. Aje, Cyril O. Usifoh

152-157 |

Knowledge and perception about asthma in a Nigerian university community

Kosisochi Chinwendu Amorha, Cynthia Chinaza Enete, Munachiso Chidinma Elekwa, Gerald Obinna Ozota, Chibuike Victor Eze, Chisom Jennifer Eneje, Ogochukwu Emmanuella Ugwoke

158-169 |

Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections by Community Pharmacists in Lagos, Nigeria: a Cross-sectional Study

Ebele E. Onwuchuluba, Foluke A. Ayeni, Patricia U. Ogbo, Oluwatobiloba D. Adegbite

170-179 |

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