Simple and Rapid Determination of Paracetamol in Oral Pharmaceutical Preparations by a Home-use Glucometer for Paediatric Subministration

Author(s): Ge Wang, Jing Zhu, Wei Wu*, Wei Zhang*.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Analysis

Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 2018

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Abstract:

Objective: A simple and rapid method for the measurement of paracetamol in oral pharmaceutical preparations by a commercial glucometer was proposed.

Methods: The established method was successfully applied to the determination of paracetamol in oral solid preparations, and exhibited the excellent capability of resisting interference from co-existing excipients. The commercial disposable test strips of hand-held glucometer showed high consistency of electrocatalytic activity toward the oxidation of paracetamol between each other.

Results: The linear range was from 0.2 mg/ml to 3.5 mg/ml with the detection limit of less than 0.2 mg/ml. The results demonstrated that the test strips can be used as a sensitive, selective and low-cost sensor for amperometric determination of paracetamol in oral solid dosage forms.

Conclusion: The unique application of household glucometer presented a convenient home-use tool for the paediatric subministration of the home medicine in common use.

Keywords: Paracetamol, Glucometer, Paediatric subministration, Oral solid dosage form, Amperometric determination, Electrochemical sensor.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2018
Page: [355 - 359]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573412913666170509155135
Price: $65

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