Contents of Amoxicillin Drugs Dispensed in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Last updated on 15-3-2022 by Eric Deconinck

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We studied 15 specimens of amoxicillin and 9 specimens of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid collected from pharmacies in Goma, DR Congo. Their claimed origin was India (n=11), DR Congo (n=5), France (n=4), Kenya (n=1), China (n=1), Germany(n=1), and Switzerland (n=1). The specimens were checked for falsifications following the WHO checklist. Content identity and amount of antibiotics in the specimens was investigated by Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrophotometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) and diode array detection (UHPLC-DAD). Nine of the 24 samples fulfilled the W…

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