ATC codes: J04AA01
Multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis ICD11 code: ML32.00
Medicines for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) should be used in specialized centres adhering to WHO standards for TB control.
Oral > Liquid: 5.52 g in sachet (equivalent to 4 g p-aminosalicylic acid)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Committee recommended deletion from the EML and/or EMLc of various formulations and strengths of amikacin, ethambutol, ethionamide, isoniazid, linezolid, p-aminosalicylic acid and pyrazinamide, noting that they are not optimal formulations and strengths for tuberculosis treatment. A new formulation of p-aminosalicylic acid (as p-aminosalicylate sodium) was recommended for inclusion to replace the previously listed one which has been discontinued by the only manufacturer.