Chapter 1

Analysis of Anti-Tubercular Drugs


These agents are mainly used for the treatment of tuberculosis. They mainly contain the amino group, based on the functional group, number of scientists proposed the different analytical methods.

  1. First-line agents.

    Examples: Isoniazid rifampicin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, etc.

  2. Second-line agents.

    Examples: Capreomycin, streptomycin, clarithromycin, ciprofoxacin, ethionamide, p-amino salicylic acid etc.




The following methods are mainly used for the analysis of anti-tubercular drugs:

  1. Spectrophotometric methods:
    • Visible method
    • Ultraviolet method
  2. Chromatographic methods: ...

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