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Table 1 List of ACT preparations and dosages used during the MDA

From: Artemisinin combination therapy mass drug administration in a setting of low malaria endemicity: programmatic coverage and adherence during an observational study in Zanzibar

ACT drug Formulation Age group Daily dosage (tablets) Number of days
Dihydroartemisinin and Piperaquine Phosphate (Duo-Cotecxin®) 40/320 mg tablets 6 months–1 year ½ 3
2–7 years 1 3
8–13 years 2 3
≥14 years 3 3
Artemisinin and Piperaquine (Artequick®)a 62.5/375 mg tablets 7–10 years 1 2
11–15 years 2
≥16 years 2 2
Artesunate Amodiaquine Winthrop®b 25/67.5 mg tablets 2–11 months 1 3
50/135 mg tablets 1–5 years 1 3
  1. aUsed in Uzi and Ng’ambwa only
  2. bDispensed for children not eligible for Duo-Cotecxin® 40/320 mg tablets (age <6 months) and Artequick® 62.5/375 mg tablets (age <7 years) [18, 19]