COMPARATIVE QUALITY EVALUATION OF TWO BRANDS OF PARACETAMOL TABLETS OBTAINED FROM THE MARKET

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Azhar Danish Khan

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Introduction: Paracetamol tablets are very common over the counter (OTC) products among the patients as a good analgesics s. It is the drug of choice in patients that cannot be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as people with bronchial asthma, peptic ulcer disease, hemophilia, salicylate-sensitized people and children under 12 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the quality of the paracetamol tablet formulations those are locally available in India pharmaceutical market manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies with pharmacopeia standards. Materials and Methods: The two popular brands (A & B) of paracetamol conventional tablet of 500 mg strength were chosen. The paracetamol tablets were obtained from the local medical shops. To compare the quality of tablet formulations of different brands various official parameters like friability, hardness, weight variation, disintegration time and dissolution were performed as per the standards mentioned in pharmacopoeia. Result and Conclusion: The result of all these parameters of different brands was in the Pharmacopoeial limits so it could be concluded that marketed pharmaceutical tablets of paracetamol of these brands are safe, effective and efficacious.

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