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ATC codes: Pending
EMLc
Indication
Care involving peritoneal dialysis ICD11 code: QB94.2
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Complementary (of appropriate composition)
Formulations
Parenteral solution
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 2003 (TRS 920)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee recognized that the need for peritoneal dialysis solution in children would be very low, and that it would be used for acute rather than chronic dialysis. The Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of peritoneal dialysis solution in the EMLc (complementary list). The existing listing (of appropriate composition) would cover hypo-, iso- and hypertonic glucose solutions. The Subcommittee emphasized the need for manufacturers to consider providing peritoneal dialyxix bags of appropriate volume for use in children, according to the size of the child, for example 500 mL or 1000 mL.