ATC codes: J01MA02
Cholera ICD11 code: 1A00
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
List type
Core (EML)
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 2 mg per mL (as hyclate) (EMLc)
Oral > Liquid: 250 mg per 5 mL (anhydrous) (EMLc)
Oral > Solid > dosage form: 250 mg (as hydrochloride) ; 500 mg (as hydrochloride) (EML) ; 100 mg (as hydrochloride) (EMLc)
EML status history
First added in 2017 (TRS 1006)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Changed in 2023 (TRS 1049)
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Expert Committee recommendation
Following the review of the age-appropriateness of formulations on the EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended: - replacing the oral liquid formulation of azithromycin (200 mg/5 mL) with powder for oral liquid 200 mg/5 mL on the EML and EMLc. - the addition of a new strength formulation of ciprofloxacin (solid oral dosage form 100 mg (as hydrochloride)) to the EMLc. - the addition of new strength formulations of doxycycline (powder for oral liquid 25 mg/5 mL (monohydrate), oral liquid 50 mg/5 mL (calcium), and dispersible tablet 100 mg (as monohydrate) on the EMLc.
EML recommendations: Cholera
First choice
Second choice