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Tanzania: National Essential Medicines List (NEMLIT)

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A Medicines used at Dispensaries level
B Medicines used at Health centers level
C Medicines used at Council Hospital level
D Medicines used at Regional Referral Hospitals
Medicines used at Zonal Referral, National and Special Hospitals

Name of drug Dosage forms and Strengths Level
1.0 Anasthetics, Preoperative Medicines And Medical Gases
1.1 General Anaesthetics and Oxygen
1.1.1 Inhalational medicines
Halothane Liquid for inhalation, bottle 250ml B
Isoflurane Liquid for inhalation, 250ML D
Nitrous oxide Cylinder (F gas) for inhalation C
Oxygen Cylinder (medical gas) for inhalation B
Sevoflurane Inhalational S
1.1.2 Injectable medicines and other pre-medication
Etomidate Powder for injection 20mg/ml S
Ketamine Injection (hydrochloride), 10mg/ml in 20ml B
Midazolam Injection 1mg/ml, 5mg/ml D
Propofol Injection 10mg/ml, 20mg/ml D
Thiopental Powder for injection (sodium

salt), in 20ml

Atropine Injection 1mg (as sulphate in 1ml ampoule) A
Glycopyrrolate Injection 200mcg/ml in 1ml, 600mcg in 3ml S
Ondansetron Injection 2mg/ml D
Sodium citrate Solution 0.3 moles D
Fusidine Injection 25mg/ml D
Lipid emulsion Solution 20% S
Ephedrine injection Injection 30mg/ml B
Phenylephrine Injection 10mg/ml S
Metaraminol Injection 1mg/ml S
Noradrenaline Injection 2mg/ml S
Labetalol Injection 10mg/ml S
Dexmedetomidine Inj 100mcg/ml S
Clonidine Injection 500mcg/ml S
Calcium chloride Injection 10mcg/ml D
1.2 Local Anaesthetics
Bupivacaine Injection 0.5% (hydrochloride) in 7.5% dextrose spinal C
Levobupivacaine Injection 2.5mg/ml, 5mg/ml, 7.5mg/ml D
Lignocaine Injection hydrochloride 1% & 2%; A
Lignocaine Jelly 2% & 5%; Spray 10% B
Lignocaine in Dextrose Injection (hydrochloride), 5% in 7.5% dextrose B
Lignocaine + epinephrine


Injection (hydrochloride) 2% with adrenaline 1:100,000 in 2ml ampoule for dental use A
1.3 Muscle Relaxants and Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Neostigmine Injection (hydrochloride or hydrogen tartarate),1mg/ml in 1ml ampoule, Injection (hydrochloride or hydrogen tartarate), 2.5mg/ml in 1ml ampoule C
Pancuronium Injection (bromide) 4mg/ml in 2ml ampoule C
Suxamethonium Powder for injection (bromide or chloride) 50mg/ml in 2ml vial B
Rocuronium Injection 50mg/5ml S
Atracurium Injection 50mg/5ml S
2.0 Medicines for Pain and Palliative Care
2.1 Non-opioids and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs)
Acetylsalicylic acid Tablets 300mg A
Diclofenac Injection 25mg/ml;

Tablets (sodium/potassium salt) 50mg, 100mg;

Recto caps 100mg (slow release); Jelly.



Ibuprofen Tablets 200mg A
Paracetamol Tablets 500mg, Syrup

125mg/5ml, suppository

Paracetamol IV 1g/100ml B
Meloxicam Tablets 7.5mg, 15mg C
Piroxicam Tablet 10, 20mg C
2.2 Opioid Analgesics
Morphine Tablets 10mg (morphine hydrochloride or morphine sulfate);

Granules (slow-release: to mix with water) 20mg-200mg

(morphine sulfate);

Oral liquid: (10mg morphine hydrochloride or morphine


Injection: 10mg (morphine hydrochloride or morphine sulfate) in 1ml ampoule

Naloxone Injection (hydrochloride)

0.4mg/ml in 1ml ampoule

Fentanyl Injection 100mcg/2ml S
Pethidine Injection (hydrochloride) 50mg/ml in 1ml and 2ml ampoule C
Methadone Tablets: 5mg; 10mg (as hydrochloride); Oral liquid: 5mg/5ml; 10mg/5ml (as hydrochloride); Concentrate for oral liquid: 5mg/ml; 10mg/ml

(as hydrochloride)

Tramadol Tablets 50mg; Injection 50mg/ml in 2ml B
2.3 Medicines for Other common symptoms in Palliative Care A
Amitriptyline Tablets 25mg
Haloperidol Injection: 5mg/1ml ampoule; Tablets 5mg B
Hydrocortisone Powder for injection (as sodium succinate) 100mg in vial A
Hyoscine butyl bromide Tablets 10mg A
Hyoscine butyl bromide Injection: 20mg/ml C
Loperamide Tablets 2mg C
Metoclopramide Injection: 5mg/2ml ampoule (as hydrochloride) B
Imipramine Tablet 25mg A
3.0 Anti-allergies and Medicines Used in Anaphylaxis
Cetirizine Oral solution 5mg/5ml; Tablets (hydrochloride) 10mg A
Chlorpheniramine Injection (maleate 10mg/ml in 1ml ampoule); Elixir (maleate) 2mg/5ml; Tablets (maleate)


Dexamethasone Injection: 4mg/ml in 1ml ampoule (as disodium phosphate salt); Tablets: 2mg; 4mg B
Epinephrine (Adrenaline) Injection: 1mg (as hydrochloride or hydrogen tartrate) in 1ml ampoule A
Loratadine Syrup 5mg/5ml; Tablet 10mg C
Promethazine Injection (hydrochloride) 25mg/ml in 2ml; Syrup

5mg/5ml; Tablets

(hydrochloride) 25mg

4.0 Antidotes and Other Substances Used in Poisonings
4.1 Antidotes (Non-specific)
Charcoal, activated Tablets or Powder, 50g A
Magnesium sulphate Powder salt, 5g C
4.2 Antidotes (Specific)
Acetylcysteine Injection: 200mg/ml in 10ml ampoules C
Atropine Injection 1mg (as sulphate in 1ml ampoule) A
Calcium gluconate Injection 100mg/ml in 10ml C
Deferoxamine Powder for inj 500mg(mesylate

)in vial

Fomepizole Injection 5mg/ml in 20ml
Naloxone Injection: 400 microgram

(hydrochloride) in 1 ampoule

Flumazenil Injection:100mcg/ml in 5ml D
Sodium bicarbonate Injection C
Sugammadex Injection 100mg/ml S
Obidoxime 250mg/ml amps S
Pralidoxime Injection 600mg S
Methionine Tablets/ Capsules 500mg S
2,3-Dimercapto-succinic acid (or


Capsules 100mg D
D-penicillamine Tablets 250mg D
Dimercaprol Injectable 50mg/ml in 2ml ampule D
Ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) Injection 200mg/ml in 5ml D
5.0 Anticonvulsants and Antiepileptics
Carbamazepine Syrup 100mg/5ml; Ta 100mg, 200mg blets A
Diazepam Tablets 5mg C
Diazepam Injection 5mg/ml in ampoule 2ml A
Gabapentin Capsules 100mg, 300mg D
Pregabalin Tablets/Capsules 75mg D
Lorazepam Injection: 2mg/ml in ampoule; 4mg/ml in

ampoule, Tablets 1mg/2mg



Magnesium sulphate Injection 50mg/ml in 10ml vial A
Phenobarbital Injection (as sodium salt), 100mg in 2ml ampoule; B
Phenobarbital Tablets (as sodium) 30mg, 100mg A
Phenytoin Suspension (as sodium salt) 30mg/5ml; Tablets/Capsules

(as sodium salt) 50mg, 100mg

6.0 Anti-Infective Medicines
6.1 Antihelminthics
6.1.1. Intestinal anthelminthics
Albendazole Suspension 100mg/5ml in 30ml bottle; Tablets 200mg, 400mg, chewable A
Mebendazole Suspension 100mg/5ml in 30ml bottle; Tablets 100mg,


6.1.2 Antifilariasis
Ivermectin Tablets 3mg, 6mg A
6.1.3 Anti-schistosomiasis and other anti-trematode medicines
Praziquantel Tablets 600mg A
Thiabendazole Tablets 500mg, chewable A
Albendazole Tablets 200mg, 400mg


6.2 Antibacterial
6.2.1 Beta-lactam Medicines
Ampicillin Powder for injection (as sodium salt) 250mg, 500mg in vial A
Amoxicillin Capsules (as trihydrate) 250mg; Dispersible Tablet

250mg, 125mg

Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid Powder for suspension (as trihydrate) 125mg+ 31.25mg (as potassium salt) in 5ml AND 250mg amoxicillin + 62.5mg clavulanic acid/5ml; Tablets (as trihydrate) 500mg + 125mg clavulanic acid (as potassium salt) B
Benzathine benzyl penicillin Powder for injection 1.44g

(2,400,000 IU) in vial

Benzyl Penicillin Powder for injection (as sodium or potassium salt) 3g (

5,000,000 IU) in vial

Cephalexin Capsules 250mg (as monohydrate); Powder for reconstitution 125/5mi; 250mg/ml C
Ceftazidime Powder for injection (as pentahydrate) 250mg in vial D
Cefixime Capsules 200mg/ 400mg D
Cefipime Injection 1000mg S
Cefotaxime Powder for Injection 500mg in vial D
Ceftriaxone Injection 250mg, 500mg, 1g in vial A
Ceftriaxone+salbactam Injection 1.5 mg vial D
Cefaclor Injection 250mg D
Penicillin, phenoxy methyl- Powder for suspension 125mg/5ml; (as potassium

salt), 250mg

6.2.2 Other Antibacterial Medicines
Amikacin Injection 250mg/ml (as sulfate) D
Ampicillin with cloxacillin Capsule 250/250mg B
Azithromycin Capsules/Tablets (as dihydrate)

250mg, 500mg;

Oral liquid 200mg/5ml

Clarithromycin Tablets 250mg, 500mg D
Chloramphenicol Oily injection 0.5g (as sodium succinate)/ml in 2ml ampoule; Powder for injection (as sodium succinate) 1g, 125mg/5ml injection (as phosphate),

150mg/ml in 2ml ampule

Ciprofloxacin Tablets (as hydrochloride) 250mg, 500mg A
Ciprofloxacin Solution for IV infusion 2mg/ml in 100ml C
Clindamycin Capsules 150mg (as


Injection (as phosphate)

150mg/ml in 2ml ampule

Cloxacillin Powder for injection (as sodium salt) 250mg, 500mg in vial B
Doxycycline Capsules (as hydrochloride), 100mg A
Erythromycin Powder for suspension (as ethylsuccinate), 125mg/5ml in 100ml bottle; Tablets (as stearate or ethyl succinate),

250mg, film coated

Flucloxacillin Injection (sodium) 250mg; Syrup 125mg/5ml B
Flucloxacillin 250mg Tablets (or as combination with amoxicillin) C
Gentamycin Injection (as sulphate) 40mg/ml in 2ml ampoule,

20mg/ml in 2 ml ampoule

Metronidazole Injection (I.V) 5mg/ml in 100ml bottle; B
Metronidazole Suspension as (benzoate)

200mg/5ml in 100ml;

Tablets 200mg

Meropenem Injection 500mg, 1000mg S
Nalidixic acid Tablets 500mg B
Sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim Suspension

(Sulphamethoxazole 200 mg/5ml + trimethoprim 40mg/5ml in 100ml bottle;

Tablets 480mg


400mg/trimethoprim 80mg)

Vancomycin Capsules: 125mg; 250mg (as hydrochloride) D
6.2.3 Antileprosy Medicines
Clofazimine Capsule: 50mg; 100mg A
Dapsone Dapsone Tablets 50mg, 100mg A
Rifampicin Tablets 25mg; 50mg; 100mg A
6.2.4 Antituberculosis Medicines
Ethambutol Tablets (as hydrochloride) 400mg A
Ethambutol+Isoniazide Tablets 400mg + 100mg A
Ethionamide Tablets 125mg, 250mg S
Isoniazid Tablets 100mg A
Pyrazinamide Tablets 500mg A
Rifampicin+Isoniazid Capsules/Tablets

150mg+75mg, 150mg+150mg

Rifampicin+Isoniazid+Pyrazinamid e+Ethambutol Tablets 150mg + 75mg + 400mg + 275mg A
6.2.5 Reserved second-line for treatment of Multidrug Resistance

Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Cycloserine Tablets 250mg S
Bedaquiline Tablets 100mg S
Capromycine Powder for injection 1g (as

sulfate) in a vial

Delamanide Tablets 50mg S
Kanamycin Powder for injection: 1g (as

sulfate) in vial

Levofloxacin Tablets 250mg S
Linezolid Injection for intravenous administration: 2mg/ml in 300ml bag; Tablets 400mg;


Moxifloxacin Tablets 400mg S
p-Amino salicylic acid (PAS) Granules 4g in a sachet; Tablets S
Streptomycin Powder for injection 1g (as

sulfate) in vial

6.3 Antifungal Medicines
Amphotericin B Amphotericin B Powder for

injection 50mg in vial

Flucytocine IV 2.5g/ml 250ml D
Clotrimazole Clotrimazole Vaginal cream

(nitrate) 1%, 10%;

Clotrimazole Pessaries 100mg;


Fluconazole IV infusion 2mg/ml in vial; C
Fluconazole Tablets/Capsules 150mg, 200mg A
Griseofulvin Tablets 500mg A
Itraconazole Capsules 100mg C
Miconazole Miconazole Oral gel 2% C
Nystatin Suspension oral 100,000 IU/ml A
Terbinafine Cream 1%, Tablets 250mg C
6.4 Antiviral Medicines
6.4.1 Antiherpes Medicines
Acyclovir Cream 5%; Tablets 200mg, 400mg, IV B
6.4.2 Antiretrovirals (ARVs) Nucleoside/Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Abacavir (ABC) Tablet: 300mg (as sulphate) A
Lamivudine (3TC) Oral Liquid 50mg/ml; Tablets: 150mg A
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) Tablet: 300mg A
Zidovuine (AZT) Capsules 250mg; Oral liquid 50mg/5ml A Non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitors
Efavirenz (EFV) Tablet: 200mg; 600mg A
Nevirapine (NVP) Oral liquid: 50mg/5ml; Tablets 50mg (dispersible); 200mg A Protease inhibitors
Atazanavir Tablets 100mg; 300mg (as sulfate) C
Atazanavir + Ritonavir Tablets: 300mg (as sulfate) + C
Lopinavir + Ritonavir (LPV/r) Capsules 40mg + 10mg; Oral liquid 400mg + 100mg/5ml; Tablets 100mg + 25mg; 200mg

+ 50mg

Ritonavir Oral liquid 400mg/5ml; Tablets 25mg; 100mg C
Darunavir Tablets 75mg, 400mg, 600mg, 800mg S Integrase Inhibitors
Raltegravir Tablet 25mg, 100mg, 400mg S Fixed Dose Combinations
Abacavir/Lamivudine Dispersible tablets 60/30mg;

Dispersible tablets; 120/60mg

Tablets 600/300mg Scored

Tenofovir /Emtricitabine Tablets 300/200mg A
Tenofovir/Emtricitabine/Efavirenz Tablets 300/200/600mg A
Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Efavirenz Tablets 300/300/600mg A
Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Dolutegrav ir Dispersible Tablets 60/30mg; Tablets 300/300/50mg A
Zidovudine/Lamivudine Tablets 300/150mg A
Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Nevirapin e Tablets 300/150/200mg A Medicines for prevention of Opportunistic Infections
Isoniazide Tablet 300mg A
Pyridoxine Tablet 25mg A
Sulphamethoxazole + trimetoprim Tablet 400mg + 80mg A
6.4.3 Antihepatitis Medicines Medicines for Hepatitis-B
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) Tablet: 300mg A
Entecavir Tablets 0.5mg S Medicines for Hepatitis-C
Sufosbuvir Tablet 400mg S
Ledpasvir Tablets 90mg S
Ribavirin Tablets 600mg S
6.5 Antiprotozoal Medicines
6.5.1 Antiamoebic and antigiardiasis Medicines
Metronidazole Suspension 200mg/5ml in

100ml; Tablets 200mg

Tinidazole Tablets 500mg B
Secnidazole Tablets 1000mg C
6.5.2 Anti-malarial Medicines
Artemether/Lumefantrine Tablets 20mg/120mg A
Artemether Injection 80mg/ml ampoules A
Artesunate Injection: ampoule, containing 60mg anhydrous artesunic acid with separate ampoule of 5% sodium bicarbonate solution A
Dihydroartemisinin+Piperaquine (DPQ) Tablets 40mg+320mg, 20mg+160mg B
Quinine Tablets (as sulfate or bisulfate) 300mg;

Injection (as dihydrochloride)

300mg/ml in 2ml ampoule

6.5.3 Malaria Prophylaxis
Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine Tablets 500mg + 25mg A
7.0 Antimigraine Medicines
7.1 Medicines for Treatment of Ac ute Attack
Acetylsalicylic acid Tablets 300mg A
Ibuprofen Tablets 200mg; 400mg A
Ergotamine tartarate Tablet 1mg,2mg C
7.2 Medicines for Prophylaxis
Propranolol Tablets 40mg


(as A
8.0 Antineoplastics and Immunos uppressives
8.1 Cytotoxic and Adjuvant Medici nes
Allopurinol 100mg; 300mg Tablets B
Cyclosporin Injection: 50 mg/ml in 1-ml


Capsule: 25 mg; 50mg

Antithymocite globulin (ATG) Injection 25mg/ml in 5ml S
Danazol Capsule 100mg S
Methotrexate Tablets 2.5mg; Injection 200 mg/ml S
Cisplatin Powder for injection 50 mg in vial. S
Actinomycin D Powder for injection: 500 micrograms in vial S
Etoposide Capsule: 100 mg;

Injection 100 mg/ml; Injection 50mg/5ml

Paclitaxel Injection 6mg/mL in 5-mL ampoule S
5-fluorouracil Injection: 50 mg/ml in 5-ml ampoule; 750mg/ml S
Adriamycin Concentrate for infusion 2mg/ml, powder for

reconstitution 50mg vial

Vincristine Powder for injection: 1 mg; 5 mg (sulfate) in vial. S
Bleomycin Powder for injection: 15 mg (as sulfate) in vial S
Oxaliplatin Powder for injection 50mg in vial; 85 mg/ml S
Dacarbazine Powder for injection: 100 mg in vial; 250mg/ml S
Capecitabine Tablets 500mg S
Folinic acid Tablets 15mg, injection 6mg S
Tamoxifen Tablets 20mg D
Docetaxel Concentrate for infusion

40mg/ml; injection 75mg/ml

Imatinib Tablet 400mg S
Zolendronic acid Injection 4mg S
Ibandronate Tablet 20mg, 50mg S
Pamidronate Tablets 150mg S
Rituximab Injection 375 mg/m2 S
Filgrastim Injection 5mcg/kg S
Bicalutamide Tablet 50mg S
Melphalan Tablets 2mg S
Chlorambucil Tablets 2mg S
Carboplatin Injection 450mg S
Finasteride Tablets 5mg S
Goserelin Injection 3.6mg, 10.8mg S
Bicalutamide Tablets 150mg, 50mg S
Irinotecan Injection 180mg/ml S
Gemcitabine Injection 1000mg/ml S
Trastuzumab Injection 4mg/kg S
Anastrazole Tablets 1mg S
Temozolomide Injection 200mg/m S
Leucovorin Injection 200 mg/ml S
Vinblastine Injection 3mg/ml S
Dutasteride Capsules 0.5mg S
Tamsulosin Tablets 0.4mg (move


to D
Alfuzosine Tablets 10mg S
Hydroxyurea Capsules 500mg S
8.2 Hormones, Antidiabetic agents And Related Medicines
8.2.1 Insulin and Anti-diabetic Agents
Glibenclalmide Tablets 5mg A
Gliclazide Tablets 40mg A
Glimepiridine Tablets 1mg, 2mg A
Glipizide Tablets 2.5mg, 5mg A
Glucagon Powder for reconstitution 10mg/vial C
Insulin-short acting Insulin-short acting (human) soluble100 IU/ml100 A
Insulin-intermediate acting Insulin-intermediate acting (human) 100 IU/ml A
Metformin Tablets 500mg A
Pre-mixed Insulin Intermediate and short acting insulin (70/30) A
8.2.2 Oestrogens
Ethinyloestradiol Tablets 50mcg A
8.2.3 Ovulation Inducers
Clomiphene Tablets 50mg C
8.2.4 Oral Contraceptives
Ethinyloestradiol + Norgestrel Ethinyloestradiol + Norgestrel Tablets 0.03mg + 0.3mg A
Ethinyloestradiol Levonorgestrel Ethinyloestradiol

Levonorgestrel Tablets 0.03mg + 0.15mg

Ethinyloestradiol Desogestrel Ethinyloestradiol Desogestrel Tablets 0.03mg + 0.15mg A
8.2.5 Barrier and Other Contraceptives
Condoms male Condoms male Latex A
Condoms female Condoms female Polyurathane sheet 15cm x 7cm A
8.2.6 Progesterone
Levonorgestrel Tablets Levonorgestrel Tablets 0.03mg,

0.07mg, 0.75mg

Medroxyprogesterone Medroxyprogesterone Injection acetate (depot) 150mg A
Levonorgesterol Levonorgesterol Implant 75mg A
Etonorgestrel Etonorgestrel implant 68mg A
8.2.7 Thyroid, Parathyroid hormones and Antagonists
Carbimazole Carbimazole Tablets 5mg C
Iodine (Lugol’s solution) Solution Iodine (Lugol’s solution) Solution, Iodine 2mg + Potassium Iodide 4mg/g in water (prepare from raw


Levothyroxine Levothyroxine Tablets (sodium salt) 0.05g D
Iodized oil Capsules Iodized oil Capsules with nipple

240mg/0.5ml and 480mg


Injection iodized oil Injection C
Propylthiouracil Tablets 50mg D
Radioactive Iodine Iodine131 S
9.0 Antiparkinsonism Medicines
Benzhexol Benzhexol Tablets

(hydrochloride) 5mg

Biperidine Tablets 2mg, Injection 5mg/ml S
Bromocriptine Tablets 2.5mg (should be

moved to proper class)

Levodopa/Carbidopa Tablets 100mg + 25mg D
10. Medicines Affecting The Blood
10.1 Antianaemia Medicines
Ferrous sulphate/fumerate Ferrous sulphate 200mg (or as fumerate) A
Ferrous salts Oral liquid: Equivalent to 25mg iron (as sulfate)/ml;

Tablet: Equivalent to 60mg iron

Folic acid Folic acid Tablets 5mg A
Hydroxocobalamin (Vitamin B12) Hydroxocobalamin (Vit B12)

Injection 1mg/ml

10.2 Medicines Affecting Coagulation
Heparin Sodium Injection (sodium salt) 1,000 IU/ml in 5ml ampoule D
Phytomenadione (Vit.K1) Injection 0.5 mg/ml, 2mg/ml in 2ml ampoule; Tablets 10mg A
Enoxaparin Sodium Injection (sodium salt) 100mg/ml D
Dalteparin Injection 2,500IU, 5,000IU, 10,000IU D
Protamine sulfate Injection 10mg/ml in 5ml ampule C
Tranexamic acid Injection 100mg/ml in 5ml ampoule; Syrup 500mg/5ml in 300ml bottle; Tablets 500mg C
Etamsylate Tablet 500mg C
Warfarin Tablet: 1mg; 2mg; 5mg (sodium salt) C
11.0 Blood Products of Human origin and Plasma Substitute
11.1 Plasma-derived Medicines
11.1.1 Human Immunoglobulins
Anti-D immunoglobulin C
Anti-rabies immunoglobulin A
Anti-tetanus immunoglobulin A
11.1.2 Blood Coagulation factors
Factor VIII concentrate Factor VIII concentrate 500IU D
Factor IX concentrate Factor IX concentrate500 IU D
Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Bags C
11.2 Plasma Substitutes
Dextran 70 Dextran 70 IV solution 6% in sodium chloride bottle of 500ml D
Polygeline Polygeline IV solution 3.5%, 500ml bottles D
12.0 Cardiovascular Medicines
12.1 Antianginal Medicines
Glyceryl trinitrate Tablets 500 mcg sublingual C
Isosorbide Mononitrate Tablets 10mg, 20mg C
Isosorbide Dinitrate Tablets 10mg, 20mg C
Nifedipine Slow release Capsules/tablets 10mg; 20mg C
Propranolol Tablets 40mg A
Labetalol Tablets 100mg, 200mg C
12.2 Antiarrhythmic Medicines
Amiodarone Injection (hydrochloride) 30mg/ml in 10ml ampoule;

Tablets (hydrochloride) 100mg

Verapamil Injection 2.5mg/ml, 2ml ampoule; Tablets 40mg 80mg Injection 2.5mg/ml, 2ml


Enalapril Enalapril 2.5mg, 5mg C
Adenosine Injection 3mg/ml in Saline D
Lidocaine Injection 2%; Lidocaine 20mg/ml B
12.3 Antihypertensive Medicines
Bendrofluazide Tablet 5mg A
Atenolol Tablet 50mg B
Indapamide Tablet 2.5mg C
Captopril Tablets 12.5mg, 25mg B
Enalapril Tablet 2.5mg, 5mg (as hydrogen maleate) C
Diltiazem Tablet 60mg D
Losartan Tablets 50mg C
Perindopril Tablets 4mg S
Carvedilol Tablets 6.25 C
Metoprolol Tablets 50mg C
Amlodipine Tablets 5mg, 10mg C
Esmolol Injection 10g/ml S
Hydralazine Tablets 25mg; Injection 25mg C
12.4 Medicines used in Heart Failure
Candesartan Tablet 8mg C
Dopamine Injection 250mg D
Digoxin Injection 250mg/ml in 2ml ampoule; Tablets 0.25mg C
Dobutamine Injection 250mg/5ml D
Eplerenone Tablet 25mg, 50mg S
Nitroprusside Powder for injection 100mg D
12.5 Antithrombotic Medicines
12.5.1 Anti- platelet medicines
Acetylsalicylic acid Tablet: 75mg, 100mg B
Clopidogrel Tablet: 75mg; 300mg D
12.5.2 Thrombolytics
Streptokinase Powder for injection: 1.5 million IU in vial. C
Alteplase Powder for injection: 50mg vial D
Tenecteplase Powder for injection: 50mg vial. D
12.6 Lipid Lowering Medicines
Simvastatin Tablets: 5mg; 10mg C
Atorvastatin Tablets 10mg C
Rosuvastatin Tablets: 5mg; 10mg S
Fenofibrate Capsule 200mg D
Gemifibrozil Capsules 300mg D
13.0 Dermatological Medicines
13.1 Antifungal Medicines
Benzoic acid Compound Ointment Benzoic acid Compound Ointment (prepare from raw materials)(whitfied’s) A
Clotrimazole Clotrimazole Cream 1% in 20g tube A
Miconazole Cream (nitrate) 2% C
Terbinafine Cream 1%, 15 and 30g Tube D
13.2 Anti-infective Medicines
Fusidic acid Cream 2% C
Gentian Violet Paint A
Mupirocin Ointment 2% C
Potassium permanganate Potassium permanganate

Solution 1:4000 (prepare from

raw materials)

Povidone iodine Solution 10% A
Silver Sulfadiazine Cream B
13.3 Anti-inflammatory and Anti-pruritic Medicines
Betamethasone cream or ointment 0.1% ( as valerate) C
Calamine Calamine Skin ointment/lotion A
Hydrocortisone Hydrocortisone Cream 0.5% B
Lindane Lotion 1% C
13.4 Medicines affecting skin differentiation and proliferation
Benzoyl peroxide Jelly 2.5%, 5% and 10% A
Coal tar Solution 5% (prepare from raw materials) C
Clobetasol propionate Cream 0.05%-o.1% D
Dithranol Ointment 0.1% B
Isotretinoin 0.05% cream, capsules 10mg,


Silver nitrate Stick Silver nitrate Stick C
Podophylin Solution Podophylin Solution 10-25% (prepare from raw materials) D
Salicylic acid Salicylic acid Topical solution

5% (prepare from raw


Skin Protective Factor Sun screen cream 30+ C
13.5 Scabicides and Pediculicides
Benzyl benzoate Emulsion Emulsion: 25% A
13.6 Miscellaneous
Sunscreen protecting factor (SPF 30+) Cream C
14.0 Diagnostic Agents
Rose bengal Ophthalmic strips D
Schirmer test Ophthalmic strips D
Fluorecein Drops 2% (as Sodium);

Ophthalmic strips

Tryphan blue Injection 1% D
15.0 Diuretics
Furosemide Injection 10mg/ml in 2ml ampoule; Tablets 40mg B
Hydrochlorthiazide Tablets 25mg A
Mannitol Injectable solution: 10%; 20% C
Spironolactone Tablets 12.5mg, 25mg C
Glycerol syrup 50% solution C
Torsemide Tablets 2.5mg, 5mg S
16.0 Gastro-Intestinal Medicines
16.1 Antiulcer Medicines
Magnesium trisilicate Tablets Tablets (250mg magnesium trisilicate + 120mg dried aluminium hydroxide) A
Omeprazole Tablets 20mg A
Esomeprazole Tablets 20mg S
Ranitidine Injection 50mg/2ml; D
Cimetidine Injection 300mg D
Pantoprazole Tablets 20mg D
Lansoprazole Tablets 20mg C
16.2 Drugs affecting intestinal secretion and Antispasmodics
Ursodeoxycholic acid Tablets/capsule 300mg D
Cholestyramine Cholestyramine Powder 4g per


Hyoscine butylbromide Tablets Hyoscine butylbromide Tablets 10mg A
Hyoscine butylbromide Injection Hyoscine butylbromide Injection 20mg/ml; 1ml ampoule C
16.3 Anti-emetics
Promethazine Tablets Promethazine Tablets


10mg, 25mg

Promethazine Injection Promethazine Injection (hydrochloride) 25mg/ml in

2ml ampoule

Promethazine Elixir Promethazine Elixir

(hydrochloride) 5mg/5ml

Metoclopramide Tablets Metoclopramide Tablets 10mg C
Metoclopramide Injection Metoclopramide Injection 5mg/2ml C
Domperidone Tablets 10mg D
Ondansetron Tablets 8mg, Injection 2mg/ml S
16.4 Cathartics
Bisacodyl Tablets 5mg A
Lactulose Solution 3.1 – 3.7g/5ml, 200ml bottle C
L-Ornithine L-Aspartate granules S
16.5 Anti-Haemorrhoids
Local anaesthetic + astringent and anti-inflammatory


Local anaesthetic + astringent

and anti inlfamatory


(Bismuth oxide 25mg +

Bismuth sbgallate 59mg + Peru balsam 49mg+Zinc oxide 296mg) Equivalent to Anusol


Local anaesthetic + astringent and anti inti-inflammatory


Local anaesthetic + astringent

and anti inlfamatory

Suppositories (Cinchocaine hydrochloride 5mg + Hydrocortisone 5mg)

Equivalent to Proctosedyl


Local anaesthetic + astringent and inti-inflammatory Suppositories/ Cream/ointment containing Benzyl benzoate Local anaesthetic + astringent and anti inlfamatory

Suppositories/cream containing (benzyl benzoate

33mg+bismuth oxide

24mg+bismuth subgallate 59mg+hydrocortisone acetate

5mg+Peru balsam

49mg+promacaine HCl 27mg+Zinc oxide 296mg)

equivalent to Anugesic

16.6 Medicines used in Diarrhoea
Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) low osmolality Sachet to make 1 litre of solution containing Sodium chloride 2.6g, Sodium citrate 2.9g, Potassium chloride

1.5g and Glucose 20.5g)

replacement solution

Loperamide Tablets/capsules Loperamide Tablets/capsules (hydrochloride) 2mg B
Zinc Tablets Zinc Tablets dispersible (equivalent to 20mg elemental zinc) A
17.0 Hormones And Antidiabetic Agents And Related Medicines
17.1 Adrenal Hormones and Synthetic Substitutes
Dexamethasone Tablets 0.5mg, 4mg D
Dexamethasone Injection (as sodium phosphate) 4 mg/ml in 1 ml ampoule B
Hydrocortisone Powder for injection (as sodium succinate) A
Prednisolone Injection 100mg in vial B
Prednisolone Tablet 5mg B
Triamcinolone Cream 1%, S
18.0 Immunologicals
18.1 Sera and Immunoglobulins
Anti-venom immunoglobulin Snake venom polyvalent

Antiserum injection (|Central African type) in vial

Diphtheria antitoxin Injection: 10,000 IU; 20,000 IU vial A
Tetanus Immunoglobulin Tetanus Immunoglobulin

(human) – ATS Injection 1,500

IU in vial; ATS Injection 10,000 I.U in vial; ATS Injection

500,000 I.U in vial

Antirabies immune globulin Injection 400IU/ml;


18.2 Vaccines
18.2.1 For Immunization
BCG Vaccine Bacillus Calmette Guerin)

Injection 20 doses vial

DPT-HepB-Hib Vaccine Diphtheria-Pertussis-TetanusHepatitis B-Haemophilus

Influenza type B) Injection 10 doses vial

Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) Human Papilloma Vaccine

(HPV) – 0.5ml per dose

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) A
Measles-Rubella Vaccine Measles-Rubella Vaccine

Injection 10 doses in vial

Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (OPV) Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Live attenuated) Oral solution 20 doses in vial A
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) Pneumococcal Conjugate

Vaccine (PCV13) -4 doses vial

Rota Vaccine Rota Vaccine Oral solution A
Tetanus (toxoid) Vaccine Tetanus (toxoid) Vaccine

Injection 20 doses in 10ml vial

Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Injection B
18.2.2 For Specific Groups for Individuals
Meningitis vaccine Injection C
Human Diploid Cell Rabies Freeze dried rabies vaccine Human Diploid Cell Rabies

Freeze dried rabies vaccine

Yellow Fever Vaccine Injection 10 doses in vial (with diluent) C
19.0 Muscle Relaxants (Peripherally-Acting) And Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Neostigmine Injection: 500microgram in 1ml ampoule; 2.5 (metilsulfate) in 1ml ampoule C
Suxamethonium Injection: 50mg (chloride/ml in 2ml ampoule C
20.0 Ophthamological Preparations
20.1 Anti infective Agents
Acyclovir ointment Acyclovir Eye ointment 3% C
Ciprofloxacin Drops 0.3% C
Chloramphenicol Drops 0.5%, 1%; Eye ointment


Chlorohexidine Drops 0.2% D
Dexamethasone+Chloramphenicol Drops 0.1%, 0.5% C
Dexamethasone +Gentamicin Drops 0.1, 0.3% C
Econazole Drops 5% D
Natamycin Drops 5% C
Ofloxacin Drops 0.3% D
Oxytetracycline ointment Eye ointment 3% A
20.2 Anti-allergy, Artificial tears and Anti-inflammatory Agents
Dexamethasone eye drops Drops 0.1% D
Prednisolone eye drops Drops 0.5%, 1% D
Triamcinolone Acetatonide Injection 40mg/mL D
Methylprednisolone acetate Injection 40mg/mL D
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose Drops 0.70% C
Oxymetazoline Drops 0.025% C
Sodium cromoglycate drops Sodium cromoglycate 2%, 4% eye drops C
20.3 Local and Topical Ocular Anaesthetic Agents
Tetracaine Drops 0.5% C
20.4 Miotics and antiglaucoma
Timolol Drops 0.25%, 0.5% C
Pilocarpine hydrochloride Drops 2 or 4% C
Prostamide bimatroprost Drops 0.03% D
Latanoprost Drops 0.005% D
Betaxolol Drops 0.25% -0.5% D
Brimonidine Drops 0.15 – 0.2% D
Acetazolamide Oral tablets 250mg C
20.5 Mydriatics
Tropicamide with Cyclopentolate Drops 0.5%, 1% C
Tropicamide with Phenylephrine Drops 0.8% / 5% C
Cyclopentolate Drops 0.5%, 1% C
Atropine Drops 0.5%, 1%; Ointment 1% B
21.6 Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) preparations
Bevacizumab Intravitreal injection 1.25mg S
Ranibizumab Intravitreal injection 0.05 mg S
20.6 Other Ocular Preparations
Multivitamins with carotenoids Tablets C
Silicon Oil 1000 CS, 1500 CS, 5000 CS S
Mitomycin C 5mg/vial, 10 mg/vial D
5 –Fluoro Uracil 1% eye drops D
Ganciclovir Injection 2mg S
21.0 Oxytocics and Antioxytocics
21.1 Oxytocics
Ergometrine Injection Injection (maleate) 0.5mg/ml (hydrogen maleate) in 1ml ampoule C
Misoprostol Tablet 200mcg (rectal,


Oxytocin Injection Injection 10 IU in 1ml ampoule A
21.2 Antioxytocics (tocolytics)
Nifedipine Immediate – release capsule: 10mg, 20mg C
Methyldopa Tablets 250mg B
22.0 Peritorial Dialysis Solution
Intraperitoneal dialysis solution (of appropriate composition) Parenteral solution S
23.0 Psychotherapeutic and Related Medicines
23.1 Medicines used in Psychotic Disorders
Benzhexol Tablets 5mg C
Chlorpromazine Injection (hydrochloride) 25mg/ml in 2ml ampoule;

Tablets (hydrochloride) 25mg,


Fluphenazine Injection 25mg/ml (decanoate) in 1ml ampoule C
Flupenthixol Injection 20mg/ml S
Haloperidol Injection 5mg/ml in 1ml

ampoule; Tablets 1.5mg

Lorazepam Tablets 1mg, 2mg C
Olanzapine Tablets 5mg; 10mg S
Procyclidine Tablet: 5mg S
Risperidone Tablets 1mg/2mg S
23.2 Medicines Used in Mood Disorders
23.2.1 Medicines used in Depressive disorders
Amitriptyline Tablets (hydrochloride) 25mg A
Imipramine Tablet 25 mg A
Citalopram Tablet 20mg D
Clonazepam Tablet 0.5mg, 2mg D
Fluoxetine Capsule 20mg S
Fluvoxamine Tablets 25mg S
Oxybutynin Tablet 5mg S
23.2.2 Medicines in bipolar disorders
Carbamazepine tablets Tablets 100mg, 200mg A
Lithium Tablets 400mg S
Sodium Valproate Tablets 200mg, 500mg C
23.3 Medicines Used for anxiety Disorders
Diazepam Tablets 5mg C
23.4 Medicines Used for disorders due to psychoactive substance use
Methadone Oral liquid: 5mg/5ml;


Buprenophine Tablets S
Naltrexone Tablets 50mg S
24.0 Medicines acting on Respiratory Tract
24.1 Anti-asthmatics
Beclomethasone Inhalation Inhalation (dipropionate) 0.05mg per dose (aerosol


Budesonide inhaler Inhalation 100mcg, 200mcg B
Salmeterol Inhalation 100mcg, 200mcg C
Cromoglycate Nasal spray Nasal spray (di-sodium salt) 2% (sprayer with pump) A
Ipratropium Bromide Aerosol Inhalation (aerosol): 20 microgram/metered dose; Nebulizer 250-500mcg C
24.2 Antitussive
Cough syrup Syrup/Lintus A
25.0 Solutions, Correcting Water Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances
Dextrose 5%; Dextrose 5%; 500ml, 1000ml A
Dextrose 10%; Dextrose 10%; 500ml C
Dextrose 25%, Dextrose 25%, 50ml, 100ml C
Dextrose 50%, Dextrose 50%; 50ml, 100ml C
Sodium lactate compound

(Ringer’s solution)

Sodium lactate compound (Ringer’s solution) 500ml, 1000ml. Each litre provides approximately Na+ 131 mmol, K+ 5mmol, Ca++2mmol, C1111mmol and HCO3-(lactate)


Sodium Chloride solution 0.9% Sodium Chloride 500ml,


Sodium chloride+Dextrose Sodium chloride+Dextrose

0.9%+5%; 500ml, 1000ml

Potassium chloride Solution Potassium chloride Solution

7.4% 10ml Vial

Water for injection 5ml, 10ml vial A
26.0 Vitamins/Minerals
Retinol (Vitamin A) Capsules Retinol (Vitamin A) Gelatin Capsules (with nipple to allow administration drop by drop) 50,000IU, 100,000IU 200,


Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Tablets Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) Tablets 100mg and 500mg A
Calcium gluconate Tablets 500mg C
Calcium gluconate Injection 100mg/ml in 10ml ampoule C
Ergocalciferol (vitamin D) Capsules 1.25mg (50, 000IU);

Oral solution 0.25mg/ml


Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) Tablets 50mg C
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Tablets (hydrochloride) 25mg C
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Tablets (hydrochloride) 100mg C
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Injection (hydrochloride) 1000mg/ml in 1ml ampoule C
Vitamin B complex Vitamin B complex Tablets BP (contains per Tablet: nicotinamide 15mg, riboflavin 1mg, thiamine 1mg) A
Vitamin B complex Syrup (contains nicotinamide 15mg, riboflavin 1mg, thiamine


Vitamin B complex Injection BP in 10ml vial (contains nicotinamide 200mg, pantothenol 30mg, pyridoxine 20mg, riboflavine 20mg,

thiamine 50mg per 1 ml)

Vitamin E Tablet/capsule alpha tocopherol acetate

500 mg/5 mL

Vitamin K 10mg Tablets 10mg D
Potassium chloride Tablets (slow release) 600mg C
27.0 Medicines Used in Ear & Nose Diseases
27.1 Ear Drops
Ciprofloxacin Ear drops C
Chloramphenicol Ear drops 5% in 10ml A
Dexamethasone + Neomycin Ear drops C
27.2 Oral Antiseptics
Chlorhexidine gluconate Solution Chlorhexidine gluconate Solution 0.1%;prepare from concentrated solution; gel B
Potassium permanganate Solution Potassium permanganate

Solution 1:4000; prepare from powder/crystals

27.3 Nasal Preparations
Beclomethasone Spray Spray 0.05% (50mcg/dose) C
Ephedrine Nasal drops Nasal drops 0.5% and 1% B
Normal saline Nasal drop 0.9% A
28.0 Disinfectants and Antiseptics
Hydrogen peroxide Solution Hydrogen peroxide Solution 3% A
Hydrogen peroxide Solution Hydrogen peroxide Solution 6% A
Chlorhexidine + Cetrimide Solution Chlorhexidine + Cetrimide A
Solution concentrated containing chhlorhexidine digluconate 1.5%+ 15%

cetrimide in 1litre and 5 litre

Chloroxylenol Solution Chloroxylenol Solution 4.9% BP in litre and 5 litre A
Cresol saponated Solution Cresol Solution 3% BP in litre and 5 litre A
Formaldehyde solution Formaldehyde solution 36 –

37% stabilised in 1 litre

Glutaraldehyde Activated solution Glutaraldehyde Activated solution 2% in 1 litre, 5 litres

for scopes sterilization)

Methylated spirit 70% in 1 litre,p 5 litre A
Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate


Tablets, 1.67g (equal to 1g available chlorine) A
Povidone-Iodine Solution Povidone-Iodine Solution 10% A
Potassium permanganate Solution Potassium permanganate

Solution 1: 4000

29.0 Miscellaneous
Fluoride Toothgel C
Sildenafil Tabets 50mg       (G)



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