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Table 3 Packing information, expiration date, and weight of different brands of albendazole

From: Quality of albendazole tablets legally circulating in the pharmaceutical market of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: physicochemical evaluation

Product Label dose (strength) of API (mg/tablet) Blisters x tablet Expiration date Weight mg (mean ± SD)
(n = 20)
RSD
Brand 1 2500 55 (11 × 5) 2018 5950 ± 116.20 1.95
300 60 (10 × 6) 2019 1980 ± 69.71 3.52a
Brand 2 2500 60 (15 × 4) 2019 6080 ± 55.75 0.91
Brand 3 2500 60 (12 × 5) 2020 4900 ± 201.53 4.11a
600 60 (5 × 12) 2020 4980 ± 43.02 0.86
Brand 4 600 55 (11 × 5) 2019 4880 ± 60.12 1.23
Brand 5 2500 60 (12 × 5) 2019 5870 ± 56.88 0.96
300 60 (10 × 6) 2019 1810 ± 36.63 2.02a
Brand 6 2500 60 (12 × 5) 2019 5730 ± 123.19 2.15a
300 55 (11 × 5) 2019 4830 ± 89.35 1.85
  1. aDid not meet the specification for uniformity of weight, API Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient, SD standard deviation, RSD Relative Standard Deviation