ATC codes: J04AK01
Tuberculosis ICD11 code: 1B4Z
WHO recommends and endorses the use of fixed-dose combinations and the development of appropriate new fixed-dose combinations, including modified dosage forms, non-refrigerated products and paediatric dosage forms of assured pharmaceutical quality.
Oral > Solid: 400 mg ; 150 mg tablet (dispersible) ; 500 mg
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 (injection: 100 mg/2 mL (as sulfate) in 2 mL vial), ethambutol (Oral liquid: 25 mg/mL), ethionamide (tablet: 125 mg), isoniazid (oral liquid: 50 mg/5 mL), linezolid (powder for oral liquid: 100 mg/5 mL), p-aminosalicylic acid (granules: 4 g in sachet) and pyrazinamide (oral liquid: 30 mg/mL), noting that they are not optimal formulations and strengths for tuberculosis treatment.