• Psychostimulant Drugs Abuse among Libyan Medical Students
    on أغسطس 11, 2022 at 12:00 ص

    Psychostimulant Drugs Abuse among Libyan Medical Students Elhouseni, Nahla; Bennaser B, Hadeel; Elfergany M, Sondos; Bukhatwa, Salma; Kashbour, Aisha; Alyamani, Eman Abstract The use of psychostimulant substances by medical students is a phenomenon that is only partially known. The aim of this study was to examine prevalence of use and abuse of psychostimulant drugs among medical students. A structured questionnaire about potential use of caffeine, nicotine, and amphetamine as psychostimulant drugs use, was distributed by electronic means (google forms), among medical students from various levels at different faculties from 18 Libyan medical universities. A total of 752 students responded to the study noting that females represented 73% of respondents. Caffeine, nicotine, and amphetamine users represented 81.6%, 13.4% and 6.8% of study sample respectively. Stress, examination period and enjoyment were the most common reasons for psychostimulant drugs among medical students. A high percentage of medical students reported their intention to quit psychostimulants intake, but less than quarter of them only succeeded to quit. This study revealed that caffeine and nicotine are the most widely used psychostimulant substances by medical students in Libya. Even though amphetamine is prescribed drug but according to this study seems that many medical students had access to amphetamine. The use of psychostimulant substances by medical students in Libya is a phenomenon that should be evaluated systematically due to its prevalence and potential impact. Keywords: Libya, medical students, psychostimulants, caffeine, nicotine, tobacco, amphetamine, Adderall, abuse

  • Quality Evaluation of different Meloxicam brands marketed in Benghazi, Liby
    on أغسطس 11, 2022 at 12:00 ص

    Quality Evaluation of different Meloxicam brands marketed in Benghazi, Liby A. Altarqi, Asraa; NsrAlden, Hadel; S. Buzariba, Elzahra; Abdulrazig, Khawla; Elznatti., Sara Abstract: Quality for pharmaceutical products means producing a drug that comply with specification or standardization applied by official organizations and regulations, without any error. Meloxicam is an oxicam derivative with non-steroidal anti -inflammatory properties. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare different pharmaceutical brands of meloxicam available in the Libyan market to the pharmacopoeial standards. Five brands of 15mg meloxicam tablets within their shelf-life purchased from different pharmacies in Benghazi and coded A to E were used for quality test. The study indicated that all brands complied with the official specifications for weight uniformity, hardness, friability, and disintegration. However, Brand C did not meet the required limit of friability test. None of the brands pass the assay test of content and the dissolution test for all brands were very high compared with pharmacopeial limits. It is recommended that the Libyan authority performed more test to ensure that all drugs enter the market achieved the required standards and specifications according to the official regulations. Key words: Meloxicam, quality tests, pharmacopeia standards

  • Evaluation of Serum Uric Acid Level in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    on أغسطس 11, 2022 at 12:00 ص

    Evaluation of Serum Uric Acid Level in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Aiamame, Mohammed; Ibrahim, Asma; Omar, Ala; Abdelsalam Bayou, Raghda; nassar shateila., Dareen

  • The Outcome of Energy Drink Consumption on Sleep Pattern and Quality Among College Students in Libyan International Medical University.
    on أغسطس 11, 2022 at 12:00 ص

    The Outcome of Energy Drink Consumption on Sleep Pattern and Quality Among College Students in Libyan International Medical University. Elathram, Sondos; Aldressi, Mohamed; Aboshawesh, Noor; Elmabrouk, Nouha; Elsharksi, Adel. Abstract: Consumption of energy drinks was significantly associated with sleep problem, which are progressively used regardless of negative health effects particularly among adolescents and young adults. The main aim of this study is to examine the relationship between energy drinks and sleep pattern on LIMU college students by more than one parameter. Target number of students was 1,000 participants and the study reached 434 participants were invited via self-administered questionnaire at Libyan International Medical University students in all levels which consisted of 20 questions and the main measurements included are dependency, negative effect of energy drink, and effect of energy drink on sleep. The research results showed that, the consumption prevalence of energy drinks amongst participants was 59.4%. The majority of participants enrolled in this study was male which (52.5%) male and (47.5%) female. In conclusion energy drinks consumption are risk factor of poor sleep quality between Libyan International Medical University students. Furthermore, awareness must be increase about energy drinks consumption by other research related on sleep quality and general health. Keyword: energy drink, LIMU, sleep pattern, sleep quality, college students.