Blister-Packaged Tablets:


Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) for lymphatic filariasis and tropical pulmonary eosinophilia


100 mg



Ivermectin (IVM) for onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, scabies, strongyloidiasis, mansonelliasis, and malaria transmission


3 mg



Albendazole (ALB) for soil transmitted helminths, lymphatic filariasis, oesophagostomiasis, and strongyloidiasis


400 mg chewable


Blister-Packaged Soft Gelatin Capsules:


Vitamin A (Vit A) for blindness and related mortality, respiratory disease, and other infections


100,000 IU and 200,000 IU






The usual approach to community-based mass drug administration is for tablets to be distributed from shared bottles without labels or instructions. As a result, patients have a lack of trust and effective coverage is poor. Today, Bend Biomedical blister-packaged generic medicines are attractive for both low- and middle-income countries.


Drugs and diseases are listed for informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.


Sources

Guideline: Alternative mass drug administration regimens to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. 9789241550161-eng.

Guidelines for stopping mass drug administration and verifying elimination of human onchocerciasis: criteria and procedures. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016 (updated 2020). 9789241510011-eng.


Guideline: preventive chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infections in at-risk population groups. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. 9789241550116-eng.


Guideline: Vitamin A supplementation in infants and children 6-59 months of age. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2011. 9789241501767-eng.