Dr Rima Shah


Dr. Rima Shah

Associate Professor

MBBS; MD (Pharmacology)

    Email: dr.rimashah@gmail.com


    1. No. of Research Publications: Total 42
    • National - 13
    • International – 29


    1. Books Published:
    1. A book entitled “Standard Treatment Guidelines for family physicians” has been published – in collaboration with association of family physicians of India (AFPI) and distributed to all family physicians in a national conference of AFPI for better patient care. (2013)



    1. List of publication:


    Sr. No.

    Particulars of Article in Vancouver style



    Shah RB, Patel M, Maahs DM, Shah VN. Insulin delivery methods: Past, present and future. Int J Pharm Investig. 2016;6(1):1-9. doi: 10.4103/2230-973X.176456. PMID: 27014614; PMCID: PMC4787057.


    Rathod D, Pandya P, Pandya I, Shah G, Shah R, Padhiyar B. Comparison of efficacy of commercially available vs. freshly prepared salicylic acid peel in treatment of acne: a randomized open-label study. Biomed Dermatol. 2018;2(1):1-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s41702-018-0036-5


    Tripathi S, Shah R, Sharma DC. Analgesic activity of fixed dose combinations of paracetamol with diclofenac sodium and paracetamol with tramadol on different pain models in healthy volunteers - A randomized double blind crossover study. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Oct;28(4):465-9. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.101912. PMID: 23225925; PMCID: PMC3511942.


    Shah RB, Gajjar BM, Desai SV. Evaluation of the appropriateness of prescribing in geriatric patients using Beers criteria and Phadke's criteria and comparison thereof. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2011 Oct;2(4):248-52. doi: 10.4103/0976-500X.85948. PMID: 22025852; PMCID: PMC3198519.


    Shah RB, Desai SV, Gajjar BM. Factors responsible for noncompliance to drug therapy in the elderly and the impact of patient education on improving compliance. Drugs Ther Perspect 2013; 29 (11), 360–366


    Mehta M, Shah J, Khakhkhar T, Shah RB, Hemavathi KG. Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome associated with carbamazepine administration: Case series. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2014; 5(1):59-62


    Shah RB, Gajjar BM, Desai SV. Drug utilization pattern among geriatric patients assessed with the anatomical therapeutic chemical classification / defined daily dose system in a rural tertiary care teaching hospital. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2012;2:258-65


    Khakhkhar T, Mehta M, Shah R, Sharma D. Evaluation of drug promotional literatures using WHO guidelines. J Pharm Negative Results. 2013;4(1):33-8


    Shah RB, Gajjar BM, Desai SV. A profile of adverse drug reactions with risk factors among geriatric patients in a tertiary care teaching rural hospital in India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2012; 2(2): 113-122. doi:10.5455/njppp.2012.2.113-122.


    Dudhia S, Shah RB, Agrawal P, Shah A, Date S. Efficacy and safety of clindamycin gel plus either benzoyl peroxide gel or adapalene gel in the treatment of acne: a randomized open-label study. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2015;31(6):208-12.


    Patel HN, Shah RB, Gajjar BM. Evaluation of the role of zinc supplementation in treatment of diarrhoea in paediatric patients: a randomized open-label study. Drugs Ther Perspect 2015;31 (1), 34–38.


    Patel NS, Shah RB, Buch JG. Drug utilization pattern of NSAIDs assessed with the anatomical therapeutic chemical classification/defined daily dose system in an orthopedic department. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2015;31(10):358-64.


    Shah AM, Shah RB, Kachoria S. Health-related quality of life and associated factors in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2019;35(5):241-9.


    Shah AM, Shah RB, Gajjar BM. Cost burden of inappropriate peri-operative antibacterial use in a teaching tertiary-care rural hospital in India. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2013;29(8):247-52.


    Khakhkhar T, Shah R, Hemavathi KG. Relationship between timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis and surgical site infection in a tertiary-care hospital. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2016;32(12):539-44.


    Thakur M, Shah R, Dave DJ, Buch JG. Analysis of Prescribing Patterns in Paediatric Respiratory Tract Infections with the Focus on Antimicrobial Use, Adverse Effects and Cost Of Drug Therapy. J Pharm Pharmacol Res 2020; 4 (1): 001-014


    Shah G, Shah RB, Shah D. Analysis of Diflunisal in dental formulation. Global Trends Pharm Sci, 2018; 9(1): 5005 – 5011


    Vaidya KS, Modi NB, Shah RB, Datte SK. Evaluation of Analgesic Activity of Herbal Formulation Triphala and Comparison with That of Paracetamol in Mice. Research and reviews: Journal of pharmacology and toxicological studies 2014; 2 (1):15-20


    Shah AM, Dhanani JV, Shah RB. Evaluation of prescription pattern in terms of essentiality and rationality and assessment of Hospital pharmacy services utilization in tertiary care teaching hospital. Indian J Pharm Pract 2010; 3(2): 11-15.


    Patel S, Shah RB, Desai SV. A study of prevailing scenario of Fixed- Dose- Combinations (FDCs) available in Indian market. Int J Pharm 2015; 5(4): 1155-1163


    Desai P, Patel S, Shah R, Desai S. A comprehensive evaluation of rationality of cough and cold medicines available in Indian market. Journal of the Indian Medical Association. 2013 Feb 1;111(2):94-8.


    Shah H, Shah R, Sanghani H, Lakhani N. Health related quality of life (HRQoL) and its associated surgical factors in diabetes foot ulcer patients. J Clin Invest Surg. 2020; 5(2): 83-90


    Patel SR, Shah AM, Shah RB, Buch JG. Evaluation of drug utilization pattern of antimicrobials using ATC/DDD system in intensive care unit of a tertiary-care teaching hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2016;5:80-84


    Patel S, Desai P, Shah RB, Desai SV. Prescribing pattern of cough and cold medicines in central Gujarat. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health. 2013 ; 2(2): 196- 203.


    Shah J, Khakhkhar T, Bhirud S, Shah RB, Date S. Study of utilization pattern of anti-hypertensive drugs in hypertensive diabetic patients with or without reduced renal function at tertiary care teaching hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013;2(2):175-80.


    Pandya I, Pandya P, Pethani N, Shah RB. Comparative evaluation of adverse drug reactions in patients of acne prescribed with either topical benzyl peroxide or retinoic acid in a tertiary care teaching hospital. International Journal of Research. 2017 Apr;3(2):228.


    Vijayendra A, Modi N, Vaidya K, Shah RB, Desai SV. Phenytoin induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: A case report. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013; 2(2):483-486


    Thakker RM, Mundhra S, Upadhyay G, Shah RB, Shah AM. Chronic cor-pulmonale: The experience of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Gujarat. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2014;3:1169-1172.


    Modi N, Vaidya K, Dudhia S, Shah R, others. A study of adverse drug reactions to radio contrast media in a tertiary care teaching rural hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014;3(2):133–6.


    Patel SP, Shah RB. Study of effect of propranolol, atenolol and celiprolol on exercise induced changes in heart rate, blood pressure and peak expiratory flow rate in healthy human volunteers. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2019;8(5):950-5.


    Chaudhari VP, Patel J, Shah R, Shah A. Pharmacoepidemiological profile and appropriateness of drug use in paediatric diarrhoea patients: a cross sectional study in western India. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2017;6:2062-9.


    Shah RB, Shah SP, Shah RS. Steroid induced central serous chorioretinopathy – A Review. Opthalmology international. 2013; summer:58-61


    Shah AM, Shah RB, Dave PN. Factors contributing to development of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2018;8(10):1463-1469.


    Desai H, Shah R, Shah H, Thakkar K. Prevalence and medicinal practices for osteoarthritis in western India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(1): 78-83.


    Dhanani J, Dihora R, Goti A, Shah R. Assessment of parents’ understanding of pediatric medical prescriptions. Pediatric Rev Int J Pediatr Res. 2020;7(6):271-278.


    Manjariya JB, Shah R, Miruliya AM. Evaluation of Fever Management Practices in Rural India. Int J Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 2020;9(1):323-330


    Shah RB, Patel JM, Shah AM, Desai GJ, Buch JG. Determinants of health-related quality of life in patients with hypertension. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2020;10(03):262-269.


    Shah RB, Shah AM, Pate PM, Thakker RM. Stigma associated with tuberculosis–An Indian perspective. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2020;10(07):579-585.


    Shah RB, Patel S, Chaudhary V. Comparison of effects of amitriptyline and venlafaxine on cognitive and psychomotor functions in healthy volunteers: A randomized parallel group study. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(10): 927-935.


    Khakhkhar T, Shah R, Hemavathi KG. Current status of post-operative antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical wards. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol.2016;6(6):622-6.


    Shah AM, Shah RB. Trends of articles published in National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology (NJPPP). Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2013;3(2):111-7.




    1. Prajapati HS, Thacker V, Shah R, Chaudhari V, Patel S, Shah M, et al. Drug utilization study in ophthalmology outpatient department of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol 2022;12(03):391-394. (Published in March 2022)




    1. Awards Received:
    • Awarded First prize in oral paper presentation at National Conference: “All India medical undergraduate conference – Nexus 2019”
    • Awarded with token of appreciation (Shield) for taking guest lecture on “ICH-GCP Guidelines” as training program at GMERS Medical College, Patan
    • Awarded with token of appreciation (Shield) for taking guest lecture on “ICH-GCP Guidelines” as training program at GMERS Medical College, Himmatnagar
    • Awarded with token of appreciation (Shield) for taking guest lecture on “ICH-GCP Guidelines” as training program at American Institute of Medical Sciences, Udaipur, Rajasthan
    • As a chairperson in workshop – “Basic skills for medical undergraduates” in a national conference and received a shield/momento for the same.
    • My research projects got selected for 3 consecutive years at ICMR – Short Term Studentship Program and through students got scholarship for the same (2015-17)
    • Delivered a guest lecture on: “Reference writing” in a pre-conference workshop on scientific writing at National conference of Indian Pharmacological Society, 2015. (IPS - India)
    • Delivered lecture on “Ethics and ICH – GCP Guidelines” at AIIMS, Rajkot on 27-28th January, 2022.


    1. Area of interest:
    • Pharmacotherapeutics, Clinical Pharmacology, Rational use of Medicines, Pharmacovigilance


    1. Membership of professional/academic/research bodies:
    1. Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
    2. Member of Gujarat Medical Association (GMA)
    3. Member of Indian Pharmacology Society (IPS)
    4. Member of Indian society for rational pharmacotherapeutics (ISRPT)
    5. Member of National Medicos organization (NMO)
    6. Association of Physiologist and Pharmacologist of India (APPI)