Essential Medicines List

This list of Essential Medicines should be seen as a suggested list of classes and types of medications which are useful in Honduras. Obviously the exact types of medications which a team should bring will depend on the type of care they plan on providing and the patient population they intend to treat. Please consult with local Honduran Physician to determine which medications are most appropriate in the areas in which you will be working.

Analgesics and antipyretics:
acetaminophen, paracetamol (TYLENOL®)

Analgesics, antipyretics and antiinflammatory:
diclofenac (VOLTAREN®, FLAMYDOL®)
ibuprofen (ADVIL®)

Anaesthetics:
lidocaine (EMLA®)
anaesthetic spray

Antacid:
cimetidine (TAGAMET®)
ranitidine
aluminium and magnesium hydroxide

Antiallergics:
diphenhydramine (BENADRYL®)
chlorphenamine
loratadine

Antianemia:
folic acid (FOLIFERRON®)
ferrous sulphate (FERO-GRADUMET®)

Antiasthmatic:
salbutamol (ALBUTEROL®)

Antibiotics:
amoxicillin
amoxicillin+ clavulanate (AUGMENTIN®)
cephalexin
erythromycin (PANTOMICINA®) children
gentamicin (GENTICINA®)
penicillin-G
trimethoprim + sulfamethoxazole (BACTRIM®, SEPTRAN®)
ciprofloxacina
azithromycin (ZITROMAX®, ADEFIN®)

Antidiabetics:
glibenclamide (EUGLUCON®, DAONIL®)
metformina

Antidiarrhoeal Drugs:
oral rehydration salts

Antiemetics:
metoclopramide (PRIMPERAN®)

Antispasmodics:
atropin sulfate

Gynecological:
clotrimazol (CANESTEN®)
metronidazol (FLAGYL®)
sulfamethoxazole

Antihelminthics and Antiamebas:
albendazole (ESKAZOLE®)
metronidazole (FLAGYL®)

Antitussives:
dextromethorphan
acetilcisteine

Cardiovascular Drugs:
acetylsalicylic acid 100mg (TROMALYT®, ASPIRINA®)
atenolol (TENORMIN®, BLOKIUM®)
captopril (CAPOTEN®)
nifedipine retard

Dermatological:
calamine lotion
clotrimazol (CANESTEN®)
hydrocortisone
antibiotic soap
neomycin + bacitracin (NEO-BACITRIN®)
methylsalicylate
silver sulfadiazine (SILVEDERMA®)
sun filter
vaseline
permethrin

Diuretics:
hydrochlorothiazide (AMERIDE®)

Mucolytics y expectorants:
ambroxol (MUCOSAN®)

Ophtalmological:
gentamicin
tetracyclin creme

Otologicos:
neomycin (OTOSPORIN®)

Vitamins and minerals:
calcium
vitamin B complex tablets
adult multivitamin
kids multivitamin
vitamin C (CEBION®, REDOXON®)

Antimicoticos:
fluconazol (LOITIN®, DIFLUCAN®)
nystatin (MYCOSTATIN®)
itraconazol

Aminoacids:
L-aspartato de L-arginina (SARGENOR®, POTENCIATOR®)

Glaucoma:
timolol drops

Immunosuppressives:
cyclosporin (SANDIMMUN NEORAL®)

Anti-pneumocistosis and anti-toxoplasmosis drugs:
pyrethamine

Antiherpes:
aciclovir

Antiretrovirals:
efavirenz
nevirapine
indinavir
nelfinavir
zidovudine
lamivudina
stavudine
didanosina

Cytoxic drugs:
calcium folinate

Corticoide:
dexamethason
prednisolon

MSF Essential Drugs - Practical Guidelines
IHSS Formulary 2010

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