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ATC codes: P01CX01
EMLc
Indication
Visceral leishmaniasis ICD11 code: 1F54.0
INN
Pentamidine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Complementary
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IM: 200 mg (as isetionate) ; 300 mg (as isetionate)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2003 (TRS 920)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Removed in 2009 (TRS 958)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee had recommended the deletion of pentamidine for this indication as it was no longer used for visceral leishmaniasis in children. The Committee reviewed Section 6.5.2, medicines for leishmaniasis, for concordance between the EML and EMLc and, on the advice of the WHO Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), recommended pentamidine be also deleted from the EML.