• ALANKAR SHRIVASTAVA Department of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad


Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is classified under the class of drugs called antimalarials. This is used for preventions and treatment of malaria. HCQ is also used in the treatment of DLE (Discoid Lupus Erythematosus) or SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) and RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Recently, this drug attracts its attention by scientists of all of the worlds for its potential activity in the improvement of conditions of covid patients. There are many clinical trials are under process to prove its activity against this dangerous virus. The presented review describes different analytical procedures for the analysis of HCQ in various components available in the currently available literature. The paper will be certainly helpful for the scientists and researchers engaged in research, especially in the development of formulation or quality assurance of HCQ. The results of any clinical trial also includes the determination of drug in body fluids for interpretation of data. The analytical methods described here are explained in three parts; spectrophotometry, chromatography and other (including capillary electrophoresis and electroanalytical methods)

Keywords: Hydroxychloroquine, Spectrophotometry, Chromatography methods, Electroanalytical methods, Methods for determination of Hydroxychloroquine, Determination of hydroxychloroquine

Author Biography

ALANKAR SHRIVASTAVA, Department of Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, KIET School of Pharmacy, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad

Associate Professor,

Department of Quality Assurance


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