Quality Assessment of Selected Marketed Povidone Iodine 10% Antiseptic Solution Products in Iraq
Firas Aziz Rahi, Asmaa A Bayoumi, Mohammed Ridha Alhaideri
Povidone iodine solution 10% is widely used as an antiseptic in Iraq. The United States Pharmacopeia establishes values for iodine content in povidone iodine solutions. It is extremely important to verify whether the concentration of such solutions fits the values established by USP. The aim of the present work is to determine the value of samples of iodine in povidone iodine 10% marketed products which were obtained from several community pharmacies in Iraq. Iodine content present in all the solutions was determined by means of the redox titrimetric method using a standardized solution of sodium thiosulphate. The results obtained show that all of the samples evaluated are within the iodine concentration range required except Riodine whose content of iodine equal 83.5% [limit 85-120% of the labelled claim]. This research intends to carry out the quality control of the solutions under the assessment and to implement the means for their conservation in proper conditions to guarantee their disinfecting power.