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NATIONAL LIST OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES 2011

Section: 1 – Anesthesia

1.1 General Anesthetics and Oxygen

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

Ether

S, T

Inhalation

--

Halothane with vaporizer

S, T

Inhalation

 

Isoflurane

S, T

Inhalation

 

Ketamine Hydrochloride

P, S, T

Injection

10 mg / ml,

50 mg / ml

Nitrous Oxide

P, S, T

Inhalation

 

Oxygen

P, S, T

Inhalation

 

Thiopentone Sodium

S, T

Injection

0.5 g, 1 g powder

Added Medicines

Sevoflurane

T

Inhalation

 

Propofol

P,S,T

Injection

1% oil suspension

1.2 Local Anesthetics

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

Bupivacaine Hydrochloride

S, T

Injection

0.25%, 0.5%, 0.5%    to be mixed with

7.5% glucose solution

Lignocaine Hydrochloride

P, S, T

Topical Forms,

Injection,

Spinal

2-5%,

1-2%,

5% +7.5% Glucose

Lignocaine Hydrochloride+Adrenaline

P, S, T

Injection

1%, 2%   + Adrenaline1:200,000

Added Medicines

EMLA cream

T

Cream

 

1.3 Preoperative Medication and Sedation for Short Term Procedures

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

Atropine Sulphate

P, S, T

Injection

0.6 mg / ml

Diazepam

P,S,T

S, T

Tablets

Injection,

Syrup, 

Suppository

5 mg

5 mg / ml

2mg/5ml

5 mg

Midazolam

P, S, T

Injection

1 mg / ml

5 mg / ml

Morphine Sulphate

S, T

Injection

10 mg / ml

Promethazine

P, S, T

Syrup

5 mg / 5 ml

Section: 2 - Analgesics , Antipyretics, Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Medicines,  Medicines  used  to  treat Gout and Disease Modifying Agents used in Rheumatoid Disorders

2.1: Non-Opioid  Analgesics,    Antipyretics    and    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory  Medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Acetyl Salicylic Acid

P, S, T

Tablets

325, 350  mg

 

Diclofenac

T

Tablets

50 mg

 

T

Injection

25 mg / ml

 

Ibuprofen

P, S, T

Tablets

Syrup

200 mg, 400 mg

100mg/5ml

 

Paracetamol

P, S, T

Injection

150 mg / ml

 

P, S, T

Syrup

125 mg / 5ml

 

P, S, T

Tablets

500 mg

 

P, S, T

Suppository

80 mg, 170 mg

 

2.2 Opioid  Analgesics

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Morphine Sulphate

S, T

Injection

10 mg / ml

 

Tablets

10 mg

Added medicines

 

Tramadol

S,T

Injection

Cap

50 mg/ml

50 mg,100 mg

 

Fentanyl

S,T

Injection

50ug/ml 2ml ampoule

2.3 Medicines used to treat Gout

 

Allopurinol

S, T

Tablets

100 mg

 

Colchicine

S, T

Tablets

0.5 mg

 

2.4 Disease modifying agents used in Rheumatoid disorders

 

Azathioprine

S, T

Tablets

50 mg

 

Methotrexate

S,T

Tablets

5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg

 

Sulfasalazine

S, T

Tablets

500 mg

 

Added medicines

 

Hydroxychloroquine phosphate

S,T

Tablets

200 mg

 

Leflunomide

S,T

Tablets

10mg, 20 mg tab

 

Section: 3 – Antiallergics and Medicines used in Anaphylaxis

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Adrenaline Bitartrate

P, S, T

Injection

1 mg / ml

 

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

P, S, T

Tablets

4 mg

 

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate

P, S, T

Syrup

0.5 mg / 5 ml

 

Dexamethasone

P, S, T

Tablets

0.5 mg

 

 

 

Injection

4 mg / ml

 

Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate

P, S, T

Injection

100 mg

 

Pheniramine Maleate

P, S, T

Injection

22.75 mg / ml

 

Prednisolone

P, S, T

Tablets

5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg

 

Promethazine

P, S, T

Tablets

10 mg, 25 mg

 

 

 

Syrup

5 mg / 5 ml

 

Added Medicines

Cetrizine

P,S,T

Tablets

Syrup

10mg

5 mg/ml

 

Section: 4 - Antidotes and Other Substances used in Poisonings

4.1: Nonspecific

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Activated Charcoal

P,S,T

Oral

 

 

4.2: Specific

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Atropine Sulphate

P,S,T

Injection

1 mg/ml

 

Specific Antisnake venom

P,S,T

Injection Polyvalent Solution/ Lyophilyzed Polyvalent  Serum

 

 

Calcium Gluconate

P,S,T

Injection

100mg/ml

 

Desferrioxamine mesylate

S, T

Injection

500mg

 

Methylthioninium chloride (Methylene blue)

S, T

Injection

10 mg / ml

 

Penicillamine

S, T

Tablets or Capsules

250 mg

 

Dimercaprol

S, T

Injection in oil

50 mg / ml

 

Flumazenil

T

Injection

0.1 mg / ml

 

Sodium Nitrite

S, T

Injection

30 mg / ml

 

Sodium Thiosulphate

S, T

Injection

250 mg/ ml

 

Naloxone

P,S,T

Injection

0.4mg/ml

 

Pralidoxime Chloride(2-PAM)

P,S,T

Injection

25 mg/ml

 

Added medicines:

 

N-acetylcysteine

P,S,T

Injection

200 mg/ml(5 ml)

 

Section: 5 – Anticonvulsants/ Antiepileptics

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Carbamazepine

P, S, T

Tablets

Syrup

100mg, 200mg

100 mg/5ml

Diazepam

P,S,T

Injection

5 mg   / ml

 

Magnesium sulphate

S,T

Injection

500 mg /ml

 

Phenobarbitone

P,S,T

ST

P,S,T

Tablets

Injection

Syrup

30 mg, 60 mg

200 mg/ml

20 mg/5ml

 

Phenytoin Sodium

P,S,T

Capsules or Tablets

Syrup

Injection

50 mg, 100mg

25mg/ml

50 mg/ml

Sodium Valproate

P,S,T

Tablets

Syrup

200 mg,

500mg

200 mg/5ml

 

T

Injection

100 mg/ml

 

                                                                  Added Medicines

 

Lorazepam

T

Injection

2mg/ml

 

Section: 6 – Anti-infective Medicines

6.1 Anthelminthics

6.1.1 Intestinal Anthelminthics

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Albendazole

P,S,T

Tablets

Suspension

400 mg

200 mg/ 5 ml

 

Added Medicines

 

Piperazine

P,S,T

Tablets

Solution

4.5 gm

750mg/5ml

 

6.1.2 Antifilarials

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Diethylcarbamazine citrate

P,S,T

Tablets

50 mg

 

6.1.3 Antischistosomals and Antitrematode Medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Praziquantel

S, T

Tablets

600 mg

 

6.2 Antibacterials

 

6.2.1 Beta lactam medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Amoxicillin

 

S,T

 

Powder for suspension

Capsules

125 mg / 5 ml

250 mg, 500 mg

 

Ampicillin

P,S,T

Capsules

Powder for suspension

Injection

250 mg, 500 mg

125 mg / 5 ml

500 mg

Benzathine Benzylpenicillin

P,S,T

Injection

6 lacs, 12 lacs units

 

Cefotaxime

 

S, T

 

Injection

 

125 mg, 250 mg

500 mg

 

Ceftazidime

S, T

Injection

250mg, 1g

 

Ceftriaxone

S, T

Injection

250 mg, 1 g

 

Cephalexin

 

P,S,T

 

Syrup

Capsules

125 mg / 5 ml

250 mg, 500 mg

 

Cloxacillin

 

 

P,S,T

 

 

Capsules

Injection

Liquid

250 mg, 500 mg

250 mg

125mg/ 5 ml

 

Added Medicines

 

Amoxicillin+Clavulinic acid

T

Tablets

Powder for suspension

Injection

625 mg

228.5mg/5ml

600mg, 1.2gm

 

Cefixime

T

Tablet

100, 200mg

 

6.2.2 Other antibacterials

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Amikacin

S, T

Injection

250 mg / 2 ml

 

Azithromycin

S,T

Tablets

Suspension

Injection

100, 250,500mg

100mg/5ml

500mg

 

Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride

P,S,T

 

Injection

Tablets

200 mg /100 ml

250 mg, 500 mg

 

Co-Trimoxazole (Trimethoprim + Sulphamethoxazole)

P,S,T

   

Tablets

 

Suspension

80 + 400 mg

160+800 mg

40 + 200 mg / 5 ml

 

Doxycycline

P,S,T

Tablets

100 mg

 

Erythromycin Estolate

P,S,T

Syrup

Tablets

125 mg / 5 ml

250 mg, 500 mg

 

Gentamicin

P,S,T

Injection

10 mg/ml, 40 mg/ml

 

Metronidazole

P,S,T

Tablet

Injection

Syrup

200mg,400mg

500mg/100ml

100mg/5ml

Nitrofurantoin

P,S,T

Tablets

100 mg

 

Sulphadiazine

S, T

Tablets

500 mg

 

Vancomycin Hydrochloride

T

Injection

500 mg, 1 g

 

6.2.3 Antileprosy medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Clofazimine

P,S, T

Capsules

50 mg, 100 mg

 

Dapsone

P,S, T

Tablets

50 mg, 100mg

 

Rifampicin

P,S, T

Capsules or Tablets

150 mg, 300 mg

 

6.2.4 Antituberculosis medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Ethambutol

 

P,S,T

 

Tablets

 

200 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg

 

Isoniazid

P,S,T

Tablets

Syrup

50 mg, 100  mg, 300 mg

100 mg/5ml

 

Ofloxacin

S, T

Tablets

Syrup

100 mg, 200 mg

50 mg / 5 ml

 

Pyrazinamide

P,S,T

Tablets

500 mg, 750 mg, 1000 mg, 1500 mg

 

Rifampicin

P,S,T

Capsules/Tablets

Syrup

50 mg, 150 mg, 300 mg,450 mg

100 mg / 5 ml

 

Streptomycin Sulphate

P,S,T

Injection

0.75 g, 1 g

 

6.3 Antifungal medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Amphotericin B

S, T

Injection

50 mg

 

Clotrimazole

P,S,T

Pessaries

Gel

100 mg, 200 mg,

2%

 

Fluconazole

S, T

Capsules or Tablets

50mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200 mg

 

Griseofulvin

P,S,T

Capsules or Tablets

125 mg, 250 mg

 

Nystatin

P,S,T

Tablets

Pessaries

500,000 IU

100,000 IU

 

6.4 Antiviral medicines

 

6.4.1 Antiherpes medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Acyclovir

 

S, T

 

Tablets

Injection

Suspension

200 mg, 400 mg

250 mg, 500 mg

400 mg / 5 ml

 

6.4.2 Antiretroviral medicines

 

6.4.2.1 Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Didanosine

S, T

Tablets

250 mg, 400 mg

 

Lamivudine

S, T

Tablets

150 mg

 

Lamivudine + Nevirapine + Stavudine

S, T

Tablets

150 mg + 200 mg+ 30 mg

 

Lamivudine + Zidovudine

S, T

Tablets

150 mg + 300 mg

 

Stavudine

S, T

Capsules

15 mg, 30  mg, 40  mg

 

Zidovudine

S, T

Tablets

100 mg, 300 mg

 

ADDED MEDICINES

 

Stavudine+Lamivudine

S,T

Tablets

30mg+ 150mg

 

Zidovudine+Lamivudine+Nevirapine

S,T

Tablets

300mg+150mg+
200mg

 

6.4.2.2 Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

Efavirenz

S, T

Capsules

200 mg,

600 mg

 

Nevirapine

S, T

Capsules

Suspension

200 mg

50 mg / 5 ml

 

6.4.2.3 Protease inhibitors

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Indinavir

S, T

Capsules

200 mg, 400 mg

 

Nelfinavir

S, T

Capsules

250 mg

 

Ritonavir

S, T

Capsules

Syrup

100 mg,

400 mg / 5ml

 

Saquinavir

S, T

Capsules

200 mg

 

6.5 Antiprotozoal Medicines

 

6.5.1 Antiamoebic and Antigiardiasis medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Diloxanide Furoate

P,S,T

Tablets

500 mg

 

Metronidazole

P,S,T

Tablets

Injection

200 mg, 400 mg

500 mg /100 ml

 

6.5.2 Antileishmaniasis medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Amphotericin B

S, T

Injection

50 mg

 

Pentamidine Isothionate

S, T

Injection

200 mg

 

Sodium Stibogluconate

S, T

Injection

100 mg / ml

 

6.5.3 Antimalarial Medicines

 

6.5.3.1 For curative treatment

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Artesunate (To be used only in combination with Sulfadoxine +Pyrimethamine)

P,S,T

Tablets

50 mg

 

Chloroquine phosphate

P,S,T

Tablets

Injection

Syrup

150 mg base

40 mg /   ml

50 mg / 5 ml

 

Primaquine

P,S,T

Tablets

2.5 mg, 7.5 mg

 

Pyrimethamine

P,S,T

Tablets

25 mg

 

Quinine sulphate

P,S,T

ST

Tablets

Injection

300 mg

300 mg / ml

 

Sulfadoxine + Pyrimethamine

P,S,T

Tablets

500 mg + 25 mg

 

Medicines added

 

Clindamycin

S,T

Tablet

150, 300mg

 

6.5.3.2 For prophylaxis

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Medicines added

 

Mefloquine

S,T

Tablet

250 mg base

 

 

 

6.5.4 Antipneumocystosis and Antitoxoplasmosis medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Co-Trimoxazole (Trimethoprim + Sulphamethoxazole)

P,S,T

 

 

Tablets

 

Suspension

80 + 400 mg

160+800 mg

40 + 200 mg / 5 ml

 

Pentamidine Isothionate

S, T

Injection

200 mg

 

Section: 7 –Antimigraine medicines

7.1: For treatment of acute attack

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Acetyl Salicylic Acid

P,S,T

Tablets

300 - 350 mg

 

Dihydroergotamine

S, T

Tablets

1 mg

 

Paracetamol

P,S,T

Tablets

500 mg

 

7.2: For Prophylaxis

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Propranolol hydrochloride

P,S,T

Tablets

10 mg, 40 mg

 

Section: 8 – Antineoplastic, immunosuppressives and medicines used in palliative care

8.1: Immunosuppressive medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Azathioprine

T

Tablets

50 mg

 

Cyclosporine

T

Capsules

10 mg, 25 mg,

50 mg, 100 mg

 

 

 

Concentrate for Injection

100 mg/ml

 

8.2: Cytotoxic medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Actinomycin D

T

Injection

0.5 mg

 

Alpha Interferon

T

Injection

3 million IU

 

Bleomycin

T

Injection

15 mg

 

Busulphan

T

Tablets

2 mg

 

Cisplatin

T

Injection

10 mg / vial

50 mg / vial

 

Cyclophosphamide

T

Tablets

Injection

50 mg, 200 mg

500 mg

Cytosine arabinoside

T

Injection

100 mg/vial

500 mg/vial

1000 mg/vial

 

Danazol

T

Capsules

50 mg, 100 mg

 

Doxorubicin

T

Injection

10 mg, 50 mg

 

Etoposide

T

Capsules

Injection

100 mg

100 mg/ 5 ml vial

Flutamide

T

Tablet

250 mg

 

5-Fluorouracil

T

Injection

250 mg / 5 ml

 

Folinic Acid

T

Injection

3 mg / ml

 

Gemcitabine hydrochloride

T

Injection

200 mg

1 gm

 

L- Asparaginase

T

Injection

5000 KU.

 

Melphalan

T

Tablet

2 mg, 5 mg

 

Mercaptopurine

T

Tablet

Injection

50 mg

100 mg / ml

Methotrexate

T

Tablet

Injection

2.5 mg

50 mg / ml

Mitomycin-C

T

Injection

10 mg

 

Paclitaxel

T

Injection

30 mg / 5 ml

 

Procarbazine

T

Capsules

50 mg

 

Vinblastine Sulphate

T

Injection

10 mg

 

Vincristine

T

Injection

1 mg / ml

 

Added medicines

 

Carboplatin

T

Injection

150 mg, 450 mg

vial

 

Dacarbazine

T

Injection

500 mg

 

Daunorubicin

T

Injection

20 mg vial

 

Ifosfamide

T

Injection

1 gm/2ml vial

 

Mesna

T

Injection

200 mg

 

Oxaliplatin

T

Injection

50 mg vial

 

Imatinib

T

Tablets

100 mg, 400 mg

 

Chlorambucil

T

Tablets

2 mg

 

8.3: Hormones and antihormones

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Prednisolone

S, T

Tablets

5 mg

Injection

20 mg, 25 mg (as sodium phosphate or succinate)

Raloxifene

T

Tablets

60 mg

 

Tamoxifen Citrate

T

Tablets

10 mg, 20 mg

 

8.4: Medicines used in palliative care

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Morphine Sulphate

T

Tablets

10 mg

 

Ondansetron

S, T

Tablets

4 mg, 8 mg

Injection

2 mg/ml

Syrup

2 mg/5 ml

Added Medicines

 

Filgrastim

T

Injection

1 ml vial

 

Allopurinol

T

Tablets

100 mg

 

\Section: 9 –Antiparkinsonism medicines

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

Bromocriptine Mesylate

S, T

Tablets

1.25 mg, 2.5 mg

 

Levodopa+Carbidopa

P,S,T

Tablets

100 mg+10 mg

250 mg+25 mg

100 mg+25 mg

 

Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride

P,S,T

Tablets

2 mg

 

Section: 10 –Medicines affecting the blood

10.1: Antianaemia medicines

 

Medicines

Category

Route of Administration/ Dosage Form

Strengths

 

Cyanocobalamin

P, S,T

Injection

1 mg/ml

 

Ferrous Sulphate/ Fumrate

P,S,T

Tablets

Tablets equivalent to 60 mg elemental iron

Oral solution

25mg elemental iron (as sulphate)/ml

Folic Acid

P,S,T

Tablets

1 mg , 5mg

 

Iron Dextran