Dr. Fakhsheena Anjum


Dr. Fakhsheena Anjum


Associate Professor & Incharge, Department of Pharmacy Practice




Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy, Ojha Campus, Scheme 33, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Off Suparco Road, Karachi


•    Pharm.D   Federal Urdu University  2017
•    Ph.D      Karachi University 2015
•    CRCP      DUHS   2010
•    M. Pharm. Karachi University 2008
•    B. Pharm. Karachi University 1994
•    HSC      Karachi Board    1989
•    SSC      Karachi Board 1987


•    Director Clinical Trials Unit, DUHS    Since 2nd August 2022 till date
•    Director Institute of Health Sciences, SPGS, DUHS Since 1st January 2022 till 8th August 2023
•    Director M. Phil program Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy    Since 22nd October 2022 till date.
•    Incharge Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy    Since 30th June 2021 till date.
•    Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy    Since 1st June 2016 till date.
•    QMS Auditor Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy From 2010 to 2016
•    QMS Coordinator    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy From 2015 to 2016
•    Facilitator of CRCP (Clinical Research Certified Professional) course     Clinical Trials Unit, DUHS Since 2014 till date

•    Lecturer/ QMS Auditor    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dow College of Pharmacy From December 9th, 2009 to May 31st, 2016
•    Lecturer Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology From January, 2007 to November, 2009
•    Product Manager    Ophth Pharma From February, 2004 to February, 2006
•    Assistant Manager Product and Training Chas. A. Mendoza    From  June to October, 1996
•    Internee Pfizer Laboratories From April to June, 1995


Article publications:

1.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi and Lubna Ghazal. A Comparative Study of Different Brands of Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets available in Karachi, Pakistan. Jordan J Pharm Sci, 5 (3): 165-170, 2012
2.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, Hina Yasin, Arije Ahmad, Marvi Khan Sherwani, Nimra Rahim Khan and Sidra Arshad. Causes of migraine in Karachiites and its treatment from mushrooms. Int J Pharm,  2(4): 706-711, 2012
3.    Sumbul Shamim, Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Noor Jahan, Hina Yasin and Mehwish Hussein. Depression and factors contributing to depression in working class: Male vs. female analysis in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey. World J Pharm Pharm Sci, 2 (6): 4349-4361, 2013
4.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Noor Jahan, Sana Ghayas, Shumaila Shoaib, Nighat Tanveer, Warda Naseem and Anam Muzaffar. Primary dysmenhorrea, its effects and remedies used among young females of different universities in Karachi, Pakistan. Int J Pharm 2013; 3(1): 20-23
5.    Sana Ghayas, Muhammad Ali Sheraz, Fakhsheena Anjum and Mirza Tasawer Baig. Factors influencing the dissolution testing of drugs. Pak J Health Res, 1(1): 01-11, 2013
6.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Viqas Shafi, Lubna Bashir, Shazia Naz. Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B in Karachi, Pakistan. J Med 14 : 57-61, 2013
7.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Noor Jahan and Hina Yasin. Awareness and perception of menopause in Pakistani women. World J Pharm Pharm Sci, 2 (2): 429-436, 2013
8.    Umair Latif, Fakhsheena Anjum & Nighat Razvi. Effects of Different Disintegrating Agents on Naproxen Sodium Formulations Prepared by Direct Compresssion Method. Lat Am J Pharm 32 (4): 621-4, 2013
9.    Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Rabia Ismail Yousuf, Fakhsheena Anjum, Lubna Saeed, Sana Ghayas, Tariq Ali, Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui, Shazia Alam, Mehwish Rizvi, Sadia Zafar, Maqsood Ahmed and Zaib-un-Nisa. Survey based study on the use of non-prescription drugs among pharmacists and non-pharmacists. Afr J Pharm Pharmacol, 7 (38): 2652-2656, 2013
10.    Hina Yasin, Hina Abrar, Noor Jahan, Fakhsheena Anjum, Syeda Sidra Batool, Muhammad Arsalan, Ramsha Shahab, Nabeel Khan. Constituents of Garlic (Allium sativum) and their Efficacy in Diabetes mellitus. Baqai J Health Sci, 16(1-2):37-39, 2013
11.    Noor Jahan, Mehjabeen, Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Hina Yasin, M. Sajid, S. M. Zubair Qasmi, Umair Akhtar, Umar Akram, Haider Raza, Ahmed Ali and Talha Rana. Fast food consumption Drift in Pakistani population. J Food and Nut Sci, 2(1): 13-18, 2014
12.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Neelam Mallick, Sadia Shakeel, Faiza Fakhar, Qurat ul ain Arif and Zonaira Anwer. Adverse Drug Reactions Due to Cancer Chemotherapy in Females. Jordan J Pharm Sci, 7 (1): 37-48, 2014
13.    Mahwish Feroz, Nighat Razvi, Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Lubna Ghazal, Saeed Ahmad Siddiqui. Assessment of pharmaceutical quality control and equivalence of various brands of amlodipine besylate (5 mg) tablets available in the Pakistani market under biowaiver conditions. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci 6 (2): 909-913, 2014
14.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Tariq Ali, Noor Jahan, Huda Qadeer and Anum Arshad. Awareness of epilepsy in pharmacy students in different universities of Karachi, Pakistan. Afr J Pharm Pharmacol, 8 (10): 278-283, 2014
15.    Wajiha Iffat, Sadia Shakeel, Najia Rahim, Fakhsheena Anjum, Shagufta Neesar and Sana Ghayas. Pakistani physicians’ knowledge and attitude towards reporting adverse drug reactions Afr J Pharm Pharmacol, Vol. 8(14), pp. 379-385, 2014
16.    Nighat Razvi, Riaz Mannan, Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Zohaib Hussain and Sadaf Farooqi.  Estimation of microbial contamination in various active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients. World J Pharm Pharm Sci, 3(6): 1771-1777, 2014.
17.    Sana Ghayas, Sumbul Shamim, Fakhsheena Anjum, Mehwish Hussain. Prevalence and severity of Depression among undergraduate students in Karachi, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study. Trop J Pharm Res 13(10): 1733-1738, 2014.
18.    Sadia Shakeel, Wajiha Iffat, Fakhsheena Anjum, Rabia Bushra, Sadaf Ibrahim, Shajya Shafiq. Emerging need of Pharmacovigilance: perspective of future pharmacist in Pakistan. Int J Pharm Teaching and Practices 5(2): 966-969, 2014.
19.     Muhammad Qamar Khan, Nighat Razvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Lubna Ghazal, Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Harris Shoaib. Evaluation and comparison of different brands of Domeperidone tablets available in Karachi, Pakistan. Pak J pharm Sci 27 (4): 935-938, 2014. 
20.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Nighat Razvi. Awareness and knowledge of Calcium and Vitamin D among the undergraduate pharmacy students in Karachi, Pakistan. J Hosp Pharmacy 9(3): 27-32, 2014.
21.    Lubna Ghazal Khan, Nighat Razvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Saeed Ahmed Sidddiqui, Sana Ghayas. Effects of various excipients on Tizanidine hydrochloride tablets prepared by direct compression.  Pak J pharm Sci 27 (5): 1249-1254, 2014.
22.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sadia Shakeel, Sana Ghayas, Wajiha Iffat. Shisha smoking trend: current scenario in Karachiites. Int J Pharm 4(4): 215-219, 2014.
23.    Rabia Humayoun, Nighat Razvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Lubna Ghazal, Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui. Quality control testing and equivalence of Doxycycline Hyclate (100 mg) capsule brands under biowaiver conditions. J Pharm drug deliv res 3(2), 2014.
24.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, Wajiha Iffat. Effects of radiation and hormonal therapies in female breast cancer patients. World J Pharm Pharm Sci 3 (11): 64-75, 2014.
25.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Misbah Khalid, Yumna Anwer, Maria Aslam, Nazish Aziz. Use of antibiotics in hospitals; current situation. World J Pharm Pharm Sci 4(1): 61-71, 2014.
26.    Arshed Hussain, Nighat Razvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Rabia Humayoun. Resistance pattern of 3rd generation Cephalosporins. World J Pharm Pharm Sci 4(4): 34-44, 2015
27.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Noor Jahan, Hina Yasin, M. Ali Masood. Knowledge, practice and complications associated with diabetic foot. World J Pharm Sci 3 (7): 1319-1323, 2015.
28.    Nighat Razvi, Muneeb Ahmed, Fakhsheena Anjum. Perspective of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs professionals in Pakistan. J Pharm Biol Sci 3 (2): 51-55, 2015.
29.     Hina Yasin, Fakhsheena Anjum, Hina Abrar, Sana Ghayas, M. Ali Masood, Tamha Fatima, Mariam Naz, Wajiha Jabeen. Immunomodulators from plant source: A review. World J Pharm Pharm Sci 4(8): 21-36, 2015.
30.     Hina Yasin, Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Noor Jahan, M. Ali Masood, Ayesha Alam. Knowledge of herbal drugs among Pharm. D. students in Karachi, Pakistan. Int J Curr Pharm Rev Res 6 (4): 208-211, 2015.
31.    Fakhsheena Anjum. The Use of Vitamins in Pakistan. AJPS 3(1): 3-4, 2017.
32.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, M. Ali Massod, Mahwish Sajid. Life style characterisitics: Risk factor for breast cancer. ejpmr, 4(4), 629-641, 2017.
33.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, Umber Saeed. Effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. njhs, 2: 67-74, 2017. Doi.org/10.21089/njhs.22.0067
34.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, M. Ali Massod. Breast cancer therapy: a mini review. MOJ Drug Des Develop Ther 1(2): 00006, 2017.
35.    Shazia Naz, Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Lubna Bashir, Rabia Ismail Yousuf, Fakhsheena Anjum, Fahad Siddiqui and Saima Yaseen. HPLC Method Development and Validation for the determination of Cefaclor in human plasma. Pak J Pharm Sci 30(5): 1645-1649, 2017
36.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Lubna Bashir, Shazia Naz. Chikungunya Virus in City. AJPS, 3(2): 19-21, 2017
37.    Rabia Bushra, Yousra Shafiq, Maqsood Ahmed Khan, Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Marium Ahmed, Arshad Jamal. KAP Study: Need for health education programs: The health care workers insight. Pak J Med Dentistry, 6(4): 33-38, 2017
38.    Fakhsheena Anjum, NighatRazvi, Amir Maqbool, Noor Jahan. A review of breast cancer risk factors. UJPR 2(5): 40-45, 2017
39.    Sana Ghayas, Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Fahad Siddiqui, Rabia Ismail Yousuf, M. Ali Masood, Fakhsheena Anjum, Rabia Bushra, Lubna Bashir, Shazia Naz and Iyad Naeem Muhammad. Chromatographic method development and validation for the determination of valsartan in biological fluid. PJPS 30(6): 2355-62, 2017
40.    Neelam Mallick, Fakhsheena Anjum , Qurratul-Ain Leghari , Lubna Bashir and Shazia Naz. Awareness of Hepatitis C in Karachi, Pakistan. WJPPS 7(2): 148-154, 2018
41.    Fakhsheena Anjum. Pharmacy Practice and its Advancements. CPQ Medicine, 1(2), 01-02, 2018
42.    Neelam Mallick, Fakhsheena Anjum, Huma Ali and Nusrat Bano. Memory boosting effects of citrus juices. WJPPS 7(9): 211-219, 2018
43.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Auwais Ahmed Khan, Sana Ghayas, Amna Mehtab, Umm-e-Aaiman, Mehak Idrees. Awareness amongst youth about use and abuse of steroids in Karachi, Pakistan. UJPR 3(4): 55-59, 2018 
44.    Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Tazeen Hussain, Lubna Bashir, Shazia Naz, M. Ali Masood. Human Papillomavirus and its vaccine: awareness and attitudes of young female Pakistani students. KMUJ 200-5, 2018
45.    Fakhsheena Anjum. A Mini Review on Viral Hepatitis Focusing Pakistani Population. CPQ Medicine 3(3): 1-12, Nov 2018
46.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Farah Khalid. Drug allergy and Pharmacy led initiatives. CPQ Medicine 5(3): 1-3, Jan 2019 
47.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ahmed, Saqiba Rasool, Juweria Khan & Samina Faiza. Antibiotics and Their Resistance: Assessment of Knowledge among Final Year Pharm. D Students. CPQ Medicine, 6(2), 01-08, Mar 2019
48.    Abdul Hafeez, Nighat Razvi, Nasira Talib, Sana Ghayas, Fakhsheena Anjum, Rabia Bushra. Formulation optimization, in vitro characterization and stability studies of sustain release tablets of Ketoprofen. Pak J Pharm Sci, 32 (3): 1245-1251, May 2019
49.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Nighat Razvi, Sana Ghayas, Auj Naeem, Ayesha Nisar. Knowledge and attitude towards xenoestrogens. WJPPS, 8 (8). 150-160, Jul 2019
50.    Salman Ashfaq, Nighat Razvi, Fakhsheena Anjum, Syed Imran Ali. Dispensing of common antibiotics at various pharmacies in Karachi. CPQ Medicine 10 (5). 01-07, Oct 2020
51.    Kashif Ali, Fakhsheena Anjum, Mehwish Wajdi, Zubeda Bhutto, Rida Naseem, Tahir Sultan Shamsi. Medication usage evaluation in patients prescribed with Ganciclovir in bone marrow transplantation. RADS J Pharm Pharm Sci, 8 (3): 1-5, Dec 2020
52.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Rabia Bushra, Syed Ahsan Ali, Nighat Razvi, Syeda Rabia Shahid, Sana Islam, Alishba Ahmed. Concepts, beliefs and practices of drug disposal among undergraduate university students of basic health sciences. RADS J Pharm Pharm Sci,9 (2): 96-105, June 2021
53.    Fakhsheena Anjum, Neelam Mallick. Pharmacists in dental care services. CPQ Medicine 13 (2). 01-08, Apr 2022
54.    Kashif Ali, Fakhsheena Anjum, Rida Naseem, Mehwish Wajdi, Kashif Rizvi, Saqib Hussain Ansari. Detection of potential systemic antifungal drug-drug interactions in hematological oncology patients. Eur J Clin Pharm, 24 (4), Oct-Dec 2022 
 (More publications are in pipeline)