Dr. Promise Madu Emeka
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Dr. Promise Madu Emeka

Associate Professor
King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Promise Madu Emeka graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria for his first degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He did his postgraduate in pharmacology and graduated with MSc from the University of Lagos Nigeria where he later obtained his Doctorate in pharmacology/toxicology, having done and extensive studies in clinical aspects. His career in medical education/research dates back to April 1993 as a graduate/research assistant with the clinical toxicology unit of the department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos Nigeria. He later worked as a lecturer/researcher in 2 (two) Nigerian Universities’ College of Medicine for 13 years where he was teaching Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology to medical, dental and pharmacy students before coming to the UK in 2006. When he got to the UK, he worked as a Drug Counsellor in Rehabilitation Care Centre. He trained and obtained NVQ level 4 certificates (City Guilds London) in Leadership and Management in Health Care where he became a Hospital Manager. He was all the time doing a part-time lecturing at Nottingham Trent University while doing drug counselling. I switched over to the university to lecture on pharmacology to biomedical students and research in molecular Pharmacology before coming to Saudi Arabia in September 2011.

He undertook research on topical issues, contributed to national debate on issues that touch on the health of the people while in Nigeria. Currently, he is involved in teaching Pharmacology in College of Clinical Pharmacy, KFU from 2011 to date. His major research interest has been in the area of clinical pharmacological and toxicological, particular on the use of drugs, mitigating drug adverse effects and proper use of drugs and drug products. He has published some of his research findings in both national and international journals.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Herbal Medicine
Integrative Medicine

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Suleiman, A.K., T.M. Khan, P.M. Emeka, S. Ahmad and S.M. Mansoor, 2016. The public purchase of aphrodisiac products without prescriptions in the Alahsa region of KSA. J. Taibah Univ. Med. Sci., 11: 413-417.
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  2. Emeka, P.M., 2016. Can Co-administration of Sulfadoxine-pyremathamine andSingle-dose Activated Charcoal Reduce the Chances of AdverseReactions in Cases of Inadvertent Repeat Dose? Int. J. Pharmacol., 12: 605-611.
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  3. Ebere, A.G., A. Akintonwa and P.M. Emeka, 2016. Embryotoxicity of Nigeria crude oil, oil spill, dispersants and lindane in chick embryo. West Afri. S. Pharmacol. Drug Res., 16: 18-21.
  4. Khan, T.M., P.M. Emeka, H. Aljadhey and A. Haseeb, 2015. Study investigating pharmacy students’ interprofessional perceptions toward the pharmacy profession in Saudi Arabia. Curr. Pharm. Teach. Learn., 7: 62-69.
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  5. Khan, T.M., E. Promise, K.S. Amal, S.A. Fahad and A. Hisham, 2015. Pharmaceutical pricing policies and procedures in Saudi Arabia: A narrative review. Ther. Innovation Regul. Sci., 50: 236-240.
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  6. Khan, T.M and M.E. Promise, 2015. A qualitative assessment of community pharmacists views about the non-prescription sale of citalopram for the management of premature ejaculation in eastern region, Alahsa, Saudi Arabia. J. Pharm. Health Serv. Res., 6: 27-31.
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  7. Emeka, P.M., 2015. Teratogenic and embryotoxic effects of orally administered cypermethrin in pregnant albino rats. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Sci., 7: 60-67.
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  8. Emeka, P., H. Al Hilal, H.A. Afzal, A. Almukhalaf and K. Tahir, 2015. An assessment of frequent haemolytic crisis in G6PD deficiency subjects linked with chronic disease states in Al Ahsa Community, Saudi Arabia. Health, 7: 625-632.
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  9. Emeka, L.B., P.M. Emeka and T.M. Khan, 2015. Antimicrobial activity of Nigella sativa L. seed oil against multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from diabetic wounds. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 28: 1985-1990.
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  10. Emeka, P.M., M. Al-Omar and T.M. Khan, 2014. Public attitude and justification to purchase antibiotics in the Eastern region Al Ahsa of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Pharm. J., 22: 550-554.
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  11. Badger-Emeka LI, Emeka PM and U.M.E. Dibua, 2014. Plasmid profile of multi antibiotic resistant staphylococcus aureus isolated from diabetic wounds from patients at nsukka, South-Eastern, Nigeria. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 13: 4148-4154.
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  12. Nnoli, M., P. Emeka, CO. Nwabuko and C. Nnoli, 2013. Cocaine intoxication-clinical findings from 402 acute deaths. IOSR J. Dent. Med. Sci., 5: 54-58.
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  13. Khan, T.M., P. Emeka and A.H. Khan, 2013. Drug Information Activity and Nonprescription Requests Over the Malaysian Counter. Ther. Innovation Regul. Sci., .
  14. Ineta, E.L., P.M. Emeka and C.L. Okoli, 2013. Evaluation of antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from nasal and thumbprints of University students and their resistance pattern. IOSR J. Dent. Med. Sci., 5: 59-64.
  15. Badger-Emeka, L., P. Emeka and V. Egbu, 2013. Prevalence of plasmodium parasite among blood donors at nsukka area, Southeast Nigeria. Int. J. Human. Arts Med. Sci., 1: 45-50.
  16. Iniaghe, L.O., P.M. Emeka and H. Ogbunugafor, 2012. Effects of co-administration of ascorbic acid on sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine in mice infected with Plasmodium berghei. Niger. J. Pharm., 45: 48-52.
  17. Emeka, P.M., M.J. Al-Omar and T.M. Khan, 2012. A qualitative study exploring role of community pharmacy in the irrational use and purchase of nonprescription antibiotics in Al Ahsa. Eur. J. Gen. Med., 9: 230-234.
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  18. Emeka, P.M., L.I. Badger-Emeka and F. Fateru, 2012. In vitro antimicrobial activities of Acalypha ornate leaf extracts on bacterial and fungal clinical isolates. J. Herbal Med., 2: 136-142.
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  19. Owolabi, M.A., M.A. Moyosola, M.E. Promise, I.J. Smith, N. Martin and O.S.D. Benjamin, 2010. Biochemical and histologic changes in rats after prolonged administration of the crude aqueous extract of the leaves of Vitex grandifolia. Pharmacogn. Res., 2: 273-278.
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  20. Ogbunugafor, H.A., V.I. Okochi, J. Okpuzor and P. Emeka, 2008. Tolerance and antiplasmodial screening of ritchea longipedicellata in plasmodium berghei. Biokemistri, 20: 23-27.
  21. Awodele, O., P.M. Emeka, A. Akintonwa and O.O. Aina, 2007. Antagonistic effect of vitamin E on the efficacy of artesunate against Plasmodium Berghei infection in mice. Afr. J. Biomed. Res., 10: 51-57.
  22. Awodele, O., P. Emeka, H. Agbamuche and A. Akintonwa, 2007. The antimicrobial activities of some commonly used disinfectants on Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 6: 987-990.
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  23. Akintonwa, A., O. Awodele, P.M. Emeka and O. Osajare, 2007. The mutagenic potentials of potassium bromate and some commonly used food additives. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 6: 1004-1006.
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  24. Oshinubi, R.A., P.M. Emeke and O. Awodele, 2006. The effect of ethanolic stem extracts of Gongronema latifolium on blood glucose of normal and alloxan induced diabetic rabbits. Niger. J. Health Biomed. Sci., 5: 39-44.
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  25. Emeka, P.M., L.I. Badger-Emeka and S. Iwuanyanwu, 2006. Antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract of the leaf of jatropha curcas. J. Integr. Med. Biomed. Res., 1: 15-18.
  26. Akinyede, A.A., A. Akintonwa, S.O. Olayemi and P.M. Emeka, 2006. Investigating the Idoho oil spillage into Lagos: Some confounding health factors. Nig. J. Health Biomed. Sci., 5: 89-93.
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  27. Aina, O.O., P.M. Emeka, A. Akintonwa, P.U. Agomo and O.O. Aina, 2006. Comparative efficacy of dihydroartemisinin, chloroquine and combination of dihydroartemisinin and chloroquine or mefloquine in mice infected with Plasmodium berghei. Nig. J. Health Biomed. Sci., 5: 64-67.
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  28. Sofola, O.A., A. Akintonwa, P. Emeka, C. Ladipo and I. Raji, 2005. Peak expiratory flow rate in petroleum depot workers and petrol filling station attendants. Niger. Med. Pract., 47: 22-25.
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  29. Mendie, U.E., P.M. Emeka and A.F. Banjo, 2005. Are high potency multivitamin syrups toxic. Nig. Qr. J. Hosp. Med., 15: 123-126.
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  30. Akintonwa, A., B.A.Ojo, P. Emeka, H.A.B. Coker and O. Sofola, 2005. Effect of chronic exposure to petroleum products on some hematological and biochemical parameters. Nig. Qr. J. Hosp. Med., 15: 77-82.
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  31. Aina, O., P.M. Emeka, A. Akintonwa and P.U. Agomo, 2005. Comparative efficacy study of chloroquine dihydroartemisinin and dihydroartemisinin plus mefloquine combination in children with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Nig. Qr. J. Hosp. Med., 15: 59-63.
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  32. Ettarh, R.R. and P. Emeka, 2004. Morinda lucida extract induces endothelium-independent and independent relaxation of rat aorta. Fitoterapia, 75: 332-336.
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  33. Tekoba, A.M., A.O. Onabanjo, O.O. Amole and P.M. Emeka, 2002. Analgesic and antipyretic effects of the aqueous extract of Vernonia amygdalina. West Afr. J. Pharm., 16: 68-74.
  34. Emeka, P.M., A. Akintonwa and O.O. Adeyemi, 2000. Pharmacological effects of manihot exculenta crantz (Cassava extract). West Afr. J. Pharmacol. Drug Res., 16: 26-29.