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.


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.