Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048


Ali BZ

Ali BZ

West Indies

  • Research Article
    Comparison of Active Ingredient Consistency of Some Brand and Generically Available Glucosamine Products in Iranian Pharmacies
    Author(s): Ali BZ and Mina-sadat KAli BZ and Mina-sadat K

    Glucosamine is used by patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Wide variety of simple or complex Glucosamine products are offered with great different prices in Iranian pharmacies. Glucosamine is a small molecule therefore its absorption and bioavailability after oral administration is nearly complete and irrelevant to its formulation. The aim of this report is to consider Glucosamine content of such products and have a comparison to discuss if generics are as effective as brand ones. A total of 15 products containing Glucosamine were assessed to measure Glucosamine content, at first derivatization was performed by adding phenylisothiocyanate. Then phenylthiourea derivative of Glucosamine was determined by spectrophotometer at 240 nm. To ensure non-interference of other substances, Glucosamine content of complex products also were determined with high-performance.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8048.1000226

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