oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Determination of the percentage purity, active ingredients and other parameters in paracetamol and chloroquine syrups

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In this paper the percentage purity, active ingredients, specific gravity and the pH of paracetamol and chloroquine syrups were determined. For paracetamol the percentage purity ranged from 102,6-106,67, while the active ingredients (in mg/5 ml base) ranged from 123,2-128. The specific gravity ranged from 1,13-1.24 and the pH from 4,16-5,32. For the chloroquine the percentage purity ranged from 97-106,3, and the active ingredient 48,5-53,13, the specific gravity 1,17-1,27 and the pH 2,44-4,17. The results are discussed in relation to the purity, active ingredients and sources of the drugs. The drugs were coded. The paracetamol had a code of 1p-5p while the chloroquine was coded from 1c-5c.

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