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2019

Medicine/s Name Dosage/s and Strength/s Remarks Issuance
Epinephrine (adrenaline)

• 1 mg/mL, 1 mL ampule (IV, IM, SC) as hydrochloride

- Revision in the specifications

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0251
Bedaquiline fumarate

• 100 mg tablet

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB).

- Remarks: For use by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of the Department of Health (DOH) only.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0250
Delamanid

• 50 mg film coated tablet

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB).

- Remarks: For use by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of the Department of Health (DOH) only.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0250
Polymixin B Sulfate

• 500,000 Units powder for solution for injection (Intrathecal/IM/IV), 5 mL vial

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: Treatment of infections of the blood stream caused by susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is likewise indicated in serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the following organisms: Haemophilus influenzae, Escherichia coli, Aerogenes (specifically bacteremia), and Klebsiella pneumoniae (specifically bacteremia)

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0250
Bedaquiline fumarate

• 100 mg tablet

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB).

- Remarks: For use by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of the Department of Health (DOH) only.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0250
Neostigmine

• 500 mcg/mL solution for injection (IM/IV/SC), 1 mL ampule

- Recommended for inclusion

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0206
Multivitamins

 

- Revision in the specifications

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0196
Amino Acid Solutions for Infants

•Solution:
Volume: 100 mL

Concentration: 5 - 10 %

Protein: 5 - 10 g including taurine

Calories: 20 — 40 kcal

Electrolytes: none

- Revision in the specifications

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0196
Levetiracetam

250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg, and 1 g film coated tablet

• 500 mg/5 mL (100 mg/mL) concentrate solution for IV infusion, 5 mL vial

• 100 mg/mL oral solution, 100 mL and 300 mL bottle

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: Control of generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, particularly in patients whom other anti-convulsants are contraindicated; control of generalized tonic-clonic seizures or focal seizures when oral anti-convulsants cannot be administered.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0163
Memantine

5 mg and 10 mg film coated tablet

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: For dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0163
Rifapentine

150 mg film coated tablet

- Recommended for inclusion

- Indication: For the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).

- Remarks: For use by the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of the Department of Health.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0163
Tolvaptan 15 mg tablet

- Recommended for inclusion for the
following FDA-approved indications and usage:

a) Hyponatremia

Tolvaptan is indicated for the treatment of
patients with clinically significant
hypervolemic and euvolemic hyponatremia
(serum sodium < 125 mEq/L or less marked
hyponatremia that is symptomatic and has
resisted con‘ection with fluid restriction).
including those with heart failure, and
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH).

Important Limitations:

Patients requiring intervention to raise serum sodium urgently to prevent or to treat serious neurological symptoms should not
be treated with tolvaptan. It has not been established that raising sentm sodium with tolvaptan provides a symptomatic benefit to patients

b) Adjunct Treatment of Volume Overload in Heart Failure

Volume overload in heart failure when adequate response is not obtainedi with other diuretics (e.g., loop diuretics).

Important Limitations:

Tolvaptan should be used in combination with other diuretics, such as loop diuretics, thiazides, and aldosterone antagonists.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0033
0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution for Irrigation, 1000 mL, (1L) bottle

- Recommended for Inclusion 

- For inclusion as an additional preparation to the currently listed 0.9% Sodium Chloride solution for IV infusion.

Department Memorandum no. 2019-0033