• Ali Alyahawi Department of Pharmacy, Al-Razi University, Republic of Yemen
  • Abdulmajed Alsaifi Department of Chemistry, Sana’a University, Republic of Yemen https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3208-853X


Ciprofloxacin is a fluorinated 4-quinolone or fluoroquinolone antibacterial with a wider spectrum of activity than nalidixic acid and more favorable pharmacokinetics allowing its use in systemic infections.  It  has  been  used  in  the  treatment  of  a  wide  range  of infections. Many  different  brands  and  dosage  forms  of  Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride are  available  in  the  Sana'a market  that  places  health practitioners  in  a  dilemma  of  drug  substitution  in case  of  non-availability  of  a  particular brand. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the quality control of five brands of Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablets marketed and commonly prescribed in Sana'a city. The results and findings of the present study will be interpreted and discussed. Five brands of Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablets (500 mg) were purchased from the retail pharmacy outlets and their pharmaceutical quality were assessed by using in-vitro tests as per the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) and unofficial standards as recommended by the manufacturers. The assessment of tablets included the evaluation of uniformity of weight, friability, hardens, disintegration time, dissolution test and assay content by UV spectrophotometric method. All brands passed USP and BP standards in- vitro quality control tests prescribed for the tablets except hardens test but the all products were satisfactory for hardness. The results indicated that the overall quality of all tested Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride tablets brands was satisfactory as they met the requirements of the official and unofficial quality control tests. 


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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 5.5/10

Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.5/10

Reviewer(s) detail:

Name: Dr. Ali Abdullah A. Al-Mehdar

Affiliation: Thamar University, Yemen

E-mail: alialmehdar2006@yahoo.com

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Keywords: Ciprofloxacin HCl, dissolution, disintegration, friability, hardness, Quality control
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How to Cite
Alyahawi, A., and A. Alsaifi. “QUALITY CONTROL ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF CIPROFLOXACIN 500 MG TABLETS IN YEMEN”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 3, no. 4, Sept. 2018, doi:https://doi.org/10.22270/ujpr.v3i4.180.
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