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Suramin sodium
Essential medicine status
General description
Suramin sodium is an antiparasitic drug used for the treatment of african trypanosomiasis.
INN
Suramin sodium
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for African trypanosomiasis
Added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Filariasis
Removed in 2011 (TRS 965) for Filariasis
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Medicines for the treatment of 1st stage African trypanosomiasis
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 1 g in vial
Section
Antifilarials
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 1 g in vial
Indications