Voltammetric Methods Used in the Determination of Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

Author(s): Fatma Ağın*, İnci Selin Doğan

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Analysis

Volume 17 , Issue 3 , 2021

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Background: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has now been established as the causative agent of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and exactly 25 antiretroviral drugs have been formally approved for clinical use in the treatment of AIDS. The life quality and duration of HIV-positive patients have increased with the usage of antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of AIDS. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) are one of the subgroups of antiretroviral.

Objective: The quantification of drugs is important, as they make positive contributions to dose adjustments in practice. Voltammetric methods are very powerful analytical methods used in the pharmaceutical industry because of the determination of therapeutic agents and/or their metabolites in clinical samples at extremely low concentrations (10-50 ng/ml).

Methods: This review mainly includes the pharmacological properties and recent determination studies by voltammetric methods from pharmaceutical dosage forms and biological samples of eight NRTIs group antiretroviral drugs (zidovudine, abacavir, adefovir, entecavir, zalcitabine, didanosine, emtricitabine, lamivudine) that are used in the clinic and show electroactive properties, were performed.

Conclusion: Due to the variety of working electrodes in voltammetric methods, it is possible to choose the electrode that best responds. In this way, the analysis of NRTIs was possible at lower concentrations in pharmaceuticals and biological samples with voltammetric methods in these studies without the necessity for the sample pre-treatment or time-consuming extraction steps. The voltammetric methods provide good stability, repeatability, reproducibility and high recovery for the analysis of the analyte. They could be used for the pharmacokinetic studies as well as for quality control laboratory studies.

Keywords: Anti-HIV, analysis, antiretroviral determination, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, voltammetric methods, virus.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 29 January, 2021
Page: [409 - 420]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1573412916999200519141257
Price: $65

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