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Table 4 Number of samples that failed each pharmacopoeial test

From: A cross-sectional analysis of falsified, counterfeit and substandard medicines in a low-middle income country

Medicine’s name / Test parameterAppearanceWeight variationDissolutionFriability testDisintegrationAssay of active ingredientTotal tests failedTotal samples failed
Acetaminophen 500 mg178p6p43523
Acetylsalicylic acid+paracetamol+caffeine 450 mg/tabpppp25416641
Amlodipine 10 mgp8pppp88
Amoxicillin 500 mgp423ppp2727
Ciprofloxacin 500 mgp11ppp61717
Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg/tab/capp22ppp143622
Ibuprofen 400 mg32pppp55
Metronidazole 0.5%/100 mlpn/an/an/an/a333
Nystatin 500,000 IU10ppppp1010
Omeprazole 20 mgp77ppp147
Sildenafil citrate 100 mgp11ppp51616
Total      237179
  1. Note: n/a-not applicable, p – passed the required test