ATC codes: J04AB02
Leprosy ICD11 code: 1B50.Z
Core Medicines used in the treatment of leprosy should never be used except in combination. Combination therapy is essential to prevent the emergence of drug resistance. Colour-coded blister packs (MDT blister packs) containing standard two-medicine (paucibacillary leprosy) or three-medicine (multibacillary leprosy) combination for adult and childhood leprosy should be used. MDT blister packs can be supplied free of charge through WHO.
Oral > Solid: 150 mg solid oral dose form ; 300 mg solid oral dose form
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
Rifampicin was endorsed as an essential medicine for the treatment of leprosy by the EMLc Subcommittee and was included on the core list of the first EMLc in 2007.