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Table 2 Summary of formulations tested with the brand name, manufacturer, dose, dosage form, ACT Watch Antimalarial database status and WHO prequalification list

From: Assessing the quality of anti-malarial drugs from Gabonese pharmacies using the MiniLab®: a field study

Brand name/manufacturer Generic name and dose ACT Watch Antimalarial Database
Antimalarial category
Regulatory status in Gabon
Alaxin-SP®, Bliss GVS Pharma LTD, India Dihydroartemisinin + SP tablet 60/500/25 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Arco®, Kunming Pharmaceutical Corp, China Artemisinin-naphthoquine tablet 125/50 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Arsiquinoforme®, Sanofi Aventis, Cote d’Ivoire Quinine tablet 250 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
Artecom®, Tonghe Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, China Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-trimethoprim tablet 32/320/90 mg and 16/160/45 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Artedar®, Plethico Pharma Ltd, India Artesunate-SP, tablet 100/500/25 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Artediam®, Adams Pharmaceutical (Anhui) Co., Ltd. Artesunate-amodiaquine tablet 100/300 mg Not listed, category unknown. Approval at national level
Artefan®, Ajanta Pharma Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg
Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 80/480 mg
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
Non-quality assured ACT
A (MA092, 2012-Dec-19)—WHO prequalification
Approval at national level
Artequick®, Artepharm Co.Ltd, China Artemisinin-piperaquine tablet 62.5/375 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Artequin®, Mepha Ltd, Switzerland Artesunate-mefloquine tablet 200/250 mg
Artesunate-mefloquine tablet 100/125 mg
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
Non-quality assured ACT
B
Artim®, Twight Litaka Pharma Limited Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 40/240 mg Not listed, category unknown Unknown
Artiz (Forte)®, Alice Pharma Pvt Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 40/240 mg
Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/200 mg
Dosage not listed, category unknown
Dosage not listed, category unknown
Unknown
ASAQ Denk®, Denk Pharma, Germany Artesunate-amodiaquine tablet 100/270 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Asunate Denk®, Denk Pharma, Germany Artesunate-SP tablet 200/500/25 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Bimalaril®, Bengba Pharmaceutical factory, China Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 80/480 mg Not listed, manufacturer unknown Approval at national level
Chinther®, Alkema Laboratories LTD, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 40/240 mg Not listed, brand and manufacturer unknown Unknown
Co-Arinate®, Famar Italia Spa, Italy Artesunate-SP tablet 200/500/25 mg
Artesunate-SP tablet 100/250/12,5 mg
Not listed, manufacturer unknown
Not listed, manufacturer unknown
Unknown
Coarsucam®, Sanofi Aventis, Morocco Artesunate-amodiaquine tablet 50/135 mg
Artesunate-amodiaquine tablet 100/270 mg
Artesunate-amodiaquine tablet 25/67.5 mg
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
MA057 (2008-Oct-14)/MA058 2008-Oct-14/MA056 (2008-Oct-14)
WHO prequalification
Coartem®, Novartis Pharma Ag, China, Switzerland, USA Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg QAACT (Quality-assured ACT) A-B (MA026 (a), 2004-Apr-26)
WHO prequalification/FDA approval
Co-artemax®, GA Pharma, Greece Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine tablet 40/320 mg Not listed, brand & manufacturer unknown Unknown
Cofantrine®, Bliss Gvs Pharma Ltd, India
Cofantrine®, EGR Pharma, Luxembourg
Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg and 80/470 mg
Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg
Non-quality assured ACT
Not listed, unknown manufacturer
Approval at national level
Colart®, Glaxosmithkline Group Of Companies, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Combimal®, Ajanta Pharma Ltd, India/Mauritius SP tablet 500/25 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
Darte-Q®, Gosun Pharma Corp, China Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine tablet 40/320 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Duo-Cotecxin®, Beijing Holley-Cotec Pharmaceutical Ltd, China Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine tablet 40/320 mg Non-quality assured ACT Unknown
Falquin®, Plethico pharmaceutical Ltd, India Quinine tablet 300 mg. Not listed, manufacturer unknown Unknown
Fansidar®, F.Hoffmann La Roche Ltd, Switzerland SP tablet 500/25 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
Lariam®, F.Hoffmann La Roche Ltd, Switzerland Mefloquine tablet 250 mg Non-artemisinin therapy, country of manufacture not listed Unknown
Laritem®, IPCA Laboratories Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine 20/120 mg
Artemether-lumefantrine 80/480 mg
Non-quality assured ACT
Dosage not listed
A (MA062, 2009-Dec-15)
WHO prequalification
Lufanter®, Bliss Gvs Pharma Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine 20/120 mg and 80/480 mg Non-quality assured ACT Approval at national level
Lumart®, Cipla Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 20/120 mg
Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 40/240 mg
QAACT (Quality-assured ACT)
Dosage not listed
A (MA064, 2009-May-22) WHO prequalification
Malacur®, Elder pharmaceuticals LTD, India Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine tablet 40/320 mg Non-quality assured ACT
Brand known, manufacturer not listed
Approval at national level
Malanil®, Glaxosmithkline Group Of Companies, Canada Atovaquone-proguanil tablet 250/100 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
Maloxine®, Gracure Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India SP tablet 500/25 mg Non-artemisinin therapy
Brand known, manufacturer not listed
Unknown
Mephaquin®, Mepha Ltd, Switzerland Mefloquine tablet 250 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
P-Alaxin®, Bliss Gvs Pharma Ltd, India Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine tablet 40/320 mg Non-quality assured ACT Approval at national level
Paludrine®, Astra Zeneca UK Limited, United Kingdom Proguanil tablet 100 mg Prophylaxis B
Pharmasucam®, Madras Pharmaceuticals, India Artesunate-amodiaquine 100/270 mg Not listed, brand name and manufacturer unknown Unknown
Quinimax®, Sanofi Aventis, Spain Quinine 500 mg and 125 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
R-Lume®, Impact Healthcare Pvt Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 80/480 mg Not listed, brand name and manufacturer unknown Unknown
Savarine®, AstraZeneca Ltd, France Proguanil-chloroquine tablet 200/100 mg Not listed Unknown
Sharlum®, Sharon Big-medicine Ltd, India Artemether-lumefantrine tablet 80/480 mg and 40/240 mg Not listed, brand name and manufacturer unknown Unknown
Surquina®, Laboratoire Innotech International, France Quinine tablet 250 mg Non-artemisinin therapy Unknown
  1. A classified product—listed on WHO prequalification list, B classified product—Stringent National Drug Regulatory Authority Registration letter/Marketing Authorization. ACT Watch Antimalarial Database: (http://www.actwatch.info/databases/antimalarial_survey_data/az) WHO prequalification. (http://apps.who.int/prequal/query/ProductRegistry.aspx).