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Identification of Medicine Components in Herbal Drugs for Addiction Treatment; A Case Study of Zanjan City
R. Valipour1, A. Shekari *2, M. Setareh1
1- Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine, Organization, Zanjan, Iran
2- Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine, Organization, Zanjan, Iran , ash61@gmx.com
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Aims: Production and distribution of herbal drugs by herb sellers are increased for addiction treatment in recent years. The aim of this study was to investigate the medicine components of herbal drugs for addiction treatment, collected from the herb shops of Zanjan city.
Materials & Methods: This experimental study was performed in legal medicine laboratory of Zanjan city in 2014. Samples (N=143) collected from the herb shops (N=20) of Zanjan city and their components detected by GC/MS and HPLC instrument. Data were analyzed through SPSS 19 software.
Findings: 31 samples (21.7%) of 143 samples didn’t have any medicine components and 112 samples (78.3%) had at least one medicine component. The most abundant medicine components were tramadol (69.9%) and diphenoxylate (31.5%), and atropine (31.5%). Investigating of the number of medicine components in one drug type revealed that 51 samples (35.7%) had one component, 23 samples (16.1%) had two components, 36 samples (25.2%) had three components and 2 samples (1.4%) had four components, simultaneously.
Conclusion: In most samples collected from herb shops, one or two medicine components of opium exists that the most abundant of them is tramadol, diphenoxylate, and atropine.

Keywords: Herbal Medicine, HPLC, GC/MS
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Received: 2016/04/3 | Accepted: 2019/05/7 | Published: 2019/06/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine, Organization, Zanjan, Iran
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Valipour R, Shekari A, Setareh M. Identification of Medicine Components in Herbal Drugs for Addiction Treatment; A Case Study of Zanjan City. Iran J Forensic Med. 2019; 25 (2) :61-64
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